Using ezRAD to reconstruct the complete mitochondrial genome of Porites fontanesii (Cnidaria: Scleractinia)
AuthorsTerraneo, Tullia Isotta
Forsman, Zac H.
Berumen, Michael L.
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Marine Science Program
KAUST Grant NumberFCC1/7/1973-21-01
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AbstractCorals 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.
CitationTerraneo TI, Arrigoni R, Benzoni F, Forsman ZH, Berumen ML (2018) Using ezRAD to reconstruct the complete mitochondrial genome of Porites fontanesii (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 3: 173–174. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2018.1437805.
SponsorsF. Benzoni acknowledges Creocean, Total SA, Yemen LNG and EPA Socotra for fieldwork in Socotra. This project was supported by funding from KAUST (award #FCC1/7/1973-21-01 and baseline research funds to ML Berumen). Z. Forsman would like to thank the Seaver Institute for funding. The HIMB contribution number is 1716 and SOEST contribution number is 10311.
PublisherInforma UK Limited
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B
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