• 1 Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor 81310, Malaysia
  • 2 School of Computing, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor 81310, Malaysia
  • 3 Centre of Research for Sustainable Uses of Natural Resources (SUNR), Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Pagoh Higher Education Hub, Muar, Johor 84600, Malaysia
  • 4 Johor National Parks Corporation, Kota Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri, Johor 79575, Malaysia
  • 5 Centre of Excellence for Omics-Driven Computational Biodiscovery (COMBio), Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University, Bedong, Kedah 08100, Malaysia
Data Brief, 2022 Feb;40:107740.
PMID: 35141362 DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107740


Here, we present the complete mitochondrial genome of Pachliopta aristolochiae, a Common Rose butterfly from Malaysia. The sequence was generated using Illumina NovaSeq 6000 sequencing platform. The mitogenome is 15,235bp long, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs, two ribosomal RNAs, and two D-loop regions. The total base composition was (81.6%), with A (39.3%), T (42.3%), C (11.0%) and G (7.3%). The gene order of the three tRNAs was trnM-trnI-trnQ, which differs from the ancestral insect gene order trnI-trnQ-trnM. Phylogenetic tree analysis revealed that the sequenced Pachliopta aristolochiae in this data is closely related to Losaria neptunus (NC 037868), with highly supported ML and BI analysis. The data presented in this work can provide useful resources for other researchers to study deeper into the phylogenetic relationships of Lepidoptera and the diversification of the Pachliopta species. Also, as one of the bioindicator species, this data can be used to assess environmental changes in the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem via enviromental DNA approahes. The mitogenome of Pachliopta aristolochiae is available in GenBank under the accession number MZ781228.

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