Novel Repetitive Structures, Deviant Protein-Encoding Sequences andUnidentified ORFs in the Mitochondrial Genome of the BrachiopodLingula anatina

@article{Endo2004NovelRS,
  title={Novel Repetitive Structures, Deviant Protein-Encoding Sequences andUnidentified ORFs in the Mitochondrial Genome of the BrachiopodLingula anatina},
  author={K. Endo and Yasuhiro Noguchi and Rei Ueshima and Howard T. Jacobs},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={61},
  pages={36-53}
}
Complete sequence determination of the brachiopod Lingula anatina mtDNA (28,818 bp) revealed an organization that is remarkably atypical for an animal mt-genome. In addition to the usual set of 37 animal mitochondrial genes, which make up only 57% (16,555 bp) of the entire sequence, the genome contains lengthy unassigned sequences. All the genes are encoded in the same DNA strand, generally in a compact way, whereas the overall gene order is highly divergent in comparison with known animal… CONTINUE READING