Nucleotide sequence and gene organization of the starfish Asterina pectinifera mitochondrial genome.

@article{Asakawa1995NucleotideSA,
  title={Nucleotide sequence and gene organization of the starfish Asterina pectinifera mitochondrial genome.},
  author={Shuichi Asakawa and Hyouta Himeno and Kin-ichiro Miura and Kimitsuna Watanabe},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1995},
  volume={140 3},
  pages={1047-60}
}
The 16,260-bp mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) from the starfish Asterina pectinifera has been sequenced. The genes for 13 proteins, two rRNAs and 22 tRNAs are organized in an extremely economical fashion, similar to those of other animal mtDNAs, with some of the genes overlapping each other. The gene organization is the same as that for another echinoderm, sea urchin, except for the inversion of a 4.6-kb segment that contains genes for two proteins, 13 tRNAs and the 16S rRNA. Judging from the… CONTINUE READING

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