The complete mitochondrial genome of Dendrophyllia minuscula (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from the NEOM region of the Northern Red Sea
AuthorsTerraneo, Tullia Isotta
Eweida, Ameer Abdulla
KAUST DepartmentMarine Science Program
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE) Division
KAUST Grant NumberFCC/1/1973-49-01
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AbstractThe scleractinian coral family Dendrophylliidae is a major component of shallow and deep-water coral ecosystems worldwide, but our knowledge on the evolutionary history of the family remains scarce. Here, we used ezRAD coupled with Illumina sequencing technology and reconstructed the complete mitochondrial genome of Dendrophyllia minuscula (GenBank accession number OL634845), from mesophotic depths in the Red Sea NEOM area. The mitochondrial genome of D. minuscula consisted of 19,054 bp, organized in 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, and 2 tRNA genes, in agreement with the Scleractinia typical mitogenome organization. This complete mitochondrial genome contributes toward a better knowledge of mesophotic and deep-water coral diversity and evolutionary history.
CitationTerraneo, T. I., Arrigoni, R., Marchese, F., Chimienti, G., Eweida, A. A., Rodrigue, M., & Benzoni, F. (2022). The complete mitochondrial genome of Dendrophyllia minuscula (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) from the NEOM region of the Northern Red Sea. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 7(5), 848–850. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2022.2074803
SponsorsThe research expedition was founded by NEOM. The genomic analysis was supported by funding KAUST [award FCC/1/1973-49-01 and baseline research funds to FB]. GC was supported by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research [PON 2014–2020, Grant AIM 1807508- 1, Linea 1].
We thank NEOM for facilitation and coordination of the Red Sea Deep Blue expedition and specifically, in addition to A. A. E., Thamer Habis, Justin Myner, Paul Marshall, Giacomo Palavicini, Peter Mackelworth, and Abdulaziz Alghamdi. We would like to thank OceanX and the crew of OceanXplorer for their operational and logistical support for the duration of this expedition. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the ROV and submersible teams for sample collection and OceanX for support of scientific operations on board OceanXplorer. We would also like to thank OceanX Media, for documenting and communicating this work with the public.
PublisherInforma UK Limited
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B
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