• 1 a School of Science, Monash University Malaysia , Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway , Selangor , Malaysia
  • 2 c School of Science, Faculty of Health Sciences , Australian Catholic University , Banyo , Queensland , Australia , and
  • 3 d School of Food and Nutrition, Massey University , Wellington , New Zealand
PMID: 25707411 DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1018209


The mitogenome of Paranephrops planifrons, was obtained by next generation sequencing. This crayfish has a mitochondrial genome of 16,174 base pairs with 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs (tRNA), and a non-coding AT-rich region of 771 bp. The P. planifrons nucleotide composition is: 33.63% for T, 21.92% for C, 34.46% for A, and 9.98% for G and has a 68.09% AT bias. While the mitogenome gene order for this species is consistent with aspects of the highly distinctive parastacid crayfish mitogenome gene arrangement, it has a novel gene order involving the rearrangements of a protein coding and several tRNA genes.

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