Sep 12, 2015

Complete mitochondrial genome of the Himalayan honey bee, Apis laboriosa

Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
Liansangmawii ChhakchhuakNachimuthu Senthil Kumar


The complete mitochondrial genome of Himalayan bee Apis laboriosa, from Mizoram, India, has been sequenced using Illumina NextSeq500 platform and analysed. The mitogenome was assembled and found to be 15 266 bp in length and the gene arrangement is similar to other honey bee species. The A. laboriosa mitogenome comprises of 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 tRNAs, 2 rRNAs and an A + T-rich region of 346 bp. Based on the concatenated PCGs, in the phylogenetic tree, A. laboriosa is placed as a sister group along with the cavity nesting honey bees. The present study reports the first complete mitochondrial genome sequence of A. laboriosa, which will enhance our knowledge on Apinae mitogenomes and phylogeny.

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Genes, Insect
Apis mellifera
Trees (plant)
Apis mellifera preparation
Transfer RNA
Ribosomal RNA
Body Cavities
Genus Apis (organism)

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