The complete mitochondrial genome of the pentastomid Linguatula arctica (Pentastomida) from reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in Northern Norway
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Original versionMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources. 2020, 5 (3), 3456-3457. 10.1080/23802359.2020.1823255
Here, we present the first complete mitochondrial genome of the pentastomid Linguatula arctica collected from the nasal passages of a reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in Norway. The full length mitochondrial genome of L. arctica, which measures 14,789 bp in length, contains 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes and 22 transfer RNA genes. A clear A + T bias is observed in the mitogenome of L. arctica with an overall base composition of 32.6% A, 27.5% T, 32.8% C, and 7,1% G., and a GC content of 39.9%. The gene arrangement is identical to that of previously described pentastomid mitogenomes.