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Titre du document / Document title

The mitochondrial genome sequence of the scorpion Centruroides limpidus (Karsch 1879) (Chelicerata; Arachnida)

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

DAVILA Sonia ; PINERO Daniel ; BUSTOS Patricia ; CEVALLOS Miguel A. ; DAVILA Guillermo ;

Résumé / Abstract

The mitochondrial genome of the scorpion Centruroides limpidus (Chelicerata; Arachnida) has been completely sequenced and is 14519 bp long. The genome contains 13 protein-encoding genes, two ribosomal RNA genes, 21 transfer RNA genes and a large non-coding region related to the control region. The overall A+T composition is the lowest among the complete mitochondrial sequences published within the Chelicerata subphylum. Gene order and gene content differ slightly from that of Limulus polyphemus (Chelicerata: Xiphosura): i.e., the lack of the trnD gene, and the translocation-inversion of the trnI gene. Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of some Chelicerata shows that scorpions (C. limpidus and Mesobuthus gibbosus) make a tight cluster with the spiders (Arachnida; Araneae). Our analysis does not support that Scorpiones order is the sister group to all Arachnida Class, since it is closer to Araneae than to Acari orders.

Revue / Journal Title

Gene    ISSN  0378-1119   CODEN GENED6 

Source / Source

2005, vol. 360, no2, pp. 92-102 [11 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS  (1977) (Revue)

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords



Phylogenetic inference


tRNA secondary structure




Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17570, 35400013563532.0020

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 17196551

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