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The myrmicine ant Vollenhovia emeryi is native to East Asia, but has recently become established in North America. In this study, its complete mitochondrial genome has been assembled from Illumina Miseq sequencing data with a good coverage (22.5X). The circular genome is 16,259 bp in length, and harbors 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 tRNA genes, two(More)
Anopheles mosquitoes are obligatory vectors for malaria, and their accurate identification is crucial for implementing biological control and malaria prevention. Mitochondrial DNA markers have proven powerful for such purposes. In this study, ten complete and two partial mitochondrial genomes were assembled for a total of 12 Anopheles mosquitoes. The ten(More)
Ants are among the most widespread and damaging of invasive alien species. Here, we report the complete mitochondrial genomes for two globally invasive ants: the Argentine ant Linepithema humile and the little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata. The circular genomes of L. humile and W. auropunctata are 15,929 and 16,362 bp in length, respectively, and encode(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effects of endogenous dopamine (DA) on striatum medium spiny neurons (MSNs) in acute brain slices by the means of electrophysiology and elucidate the impact of nigrostriatal circuit loop on the functional status of MSNs. METHODS Various structural combinations of striatum and cortex or/and substantia nigra were used to explore the(More)
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