Using ezRAD to reconstruct the complete mitochondrial genome of Porites fontanesii (Cnidaria: Scleractinia)

Tullia I. Terraneo*, Roberto Arrigoni, Francesca Benzoni, Zac H. Forsman, Michael L. Berumen

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Abstract

Corals in the genus Porites are among the major framework builders of reef structures worldwide, yet the genus has been challenging to study due to a lack of informative molecular markers. Here, we used ezRAD sequencing to reconstruct the complete mitochondrial genome of Porites fontanesii (GenBank accession number MG754069), a widespread coral species endemic to the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. The gene arrangement of P. fontanesii did not differ from other Scleractinia and consisted of 18,658 bp, organized in 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, and 2 tRNA genes. This mitochondrial genome contributes essential data to work towards a better understanding of evolutionary relationships within Porites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-174
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018

Keywords

  • Mitochondrial genome
  • RAD sequencing
  • Scleractiania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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