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Complete mitochondrial genome of the dwarf honeybee, Apis florea (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
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PMID:  23194308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In this study, the 17,694-bp long complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of the dwarf honeybee, Apis florea (Hymenoptera: Apidae), was described, and a noteworthy triplicated tRNA(ser)(AGN) region and an extraordinary long A+T-rich region with repeat regions were identified. The gene arrangement of A. florea mitogenome was identical to that of Apis mellifera, but it contained three tRNA(Ser)(AGN), each of which was preceded by a 44-bp-long repeat unit and followed by a 64-bp-long repeat unit plus one complete first repeat adjacent to tRNA(Met). A total of 1610-bp long two repeat regions in 1987-bp long A+T-rich region were composed of nearly identical 141-219-bp long 5 tandem repeats and 50-52-bp long 12 tandem repeats that were encompassed by three non-repeat sequences. One potential explanation for this repeat sequence is slipped-strand mispairing and unequal crossing-over events during DNA replication.
Ah Rha Wang; Min Jee Kim; Jeong Sun Park; Yong Soo Choi; Ratna Thapa; Kwang Youll Lee; Iksoo Kim
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mitochondrial DNA     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1940-1744     ISO Abbreviation:  Mitochondrial DNA     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101487102     Medline TA:  Mitochondrial DNA     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University , Gwangju 500-757 , Republic of Korea.
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