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The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the New Zealand Parasitic Blowfly Lucilia sericata (Insecta: Diptera: Calliphoridae)

Version 1 : Received: 28 October 2020 / Approved: 29 October 2020 / Online: 29 October 2020 (09:22:19 CET)

How to cite: Palevich, N. The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the New Zealand Parasitic Blowfly Lucilia sericata (Insecta: Diptera: Calliphoridae). Preprints 2020, 2020100601 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0601.v1). Palevich, N. The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the New Zealand Parasitic Blowfly Lucilia sericata (Insecta: Diptera: Calliphoridae). Preprints 2020, 2020100601 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202010.0601.v1).

Abstract

In the present study, the complete mitochondrial genome of the New Zealand parasitic blowfly Lucilia sericata (green bottle blowfly) field strain NZ_LucSer_NP was generated using next-generation sequencing technology. The length of complete the mitochondrial genome is 15,938 bp, with 39.4% A, 13.0% C, 9.3% G, and 38.2% T nucleotide distribution. The complete mitochondrial genome consists of 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosomal RNAs, 22 transfer RNAs, and a and a 1,124 bp non-coding region, similar to most metazoan mitochondrial genomes. Phylogenetic analysis showed that L. sericata NZ_LucSer_NP forms a monophyletic cluster with the remaining six Lucilia species and the Calliphoridae are polyphyletic. This study provides the first complete mitochondrial genome sequence for a L. sericata blowfly species derived from New Zealand to facilitate species identification and phylogenetic analysis.

Subject Areas

Diptera; Calliphoridae; Luciliinae; complete mitochondrial genome; Lucilia sericata

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