Complete DNA sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the ascidian Halocynthia roretzi (Chordata, Urochordata).

@article{Yokobori1999CompleteDS,
  title={Complete DNA sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the ascidian Halocynthia roretzi (Chordata, Urochordata).},
  author={Shin-Ichi Yokobori and Tadamasa Ueda and Gertaud Feldmaier-Fuchs and Svante P{\"a}{\"a}bo and Rei Ueshima and Akiko Kondow and Kazuya Nishikawa and Kimitsuna Watanabe},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1999},
  volume={153 4},
  pages={1851-62}
}
The complete nucleotide sequence of the 14,771-bp-long mitochondrial (mt) DNA of a urochordate (Chordata)-the ascidian Halocynthia roretzi-was determined. All the Halocynthia mt-genes were found to be located on a single strand, which is rich in T and G rather than in A and C. Like nematode and Mytilus edulis mtDNAs, that of Halocynthia encodes no ATP synthetase subunit 8 gene. However, it does encode an additional tRNA gene for glycine (anticodon TCT) that enables Halocynthia mitochondria to… CONTINUE READING