The complete mitochondrial genome of the sea urchin, sEchinometra sp. EZ

Remi N. Ketchum, Melissa B. DeBiasse, Joseph F. Ryan, John A. Burt, Adam M. Reitzel

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The complete mitogenome of Echinometra sp. EZ has been described and fully annotated in this study. Phylogenetic analysis of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) from six Echinometra species confirms that our sample is E. sp. EZ. The mitogenome is 15,698 bp in length and contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNAs, 2 rRNAs, and a non-coding region with an identical organization to other Echinoidea. The E. sp. EZ mitogenome shared ∼99.1% identity to the published Echinometra mathaei mitogenome, differing by 147 SNPs. The E. sp. EZ mitogenome will serve as a resource that can be applied to disentangling the Echinometra species complex and to future population genetic studies of this ecologically important sea urchin species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1225-1227
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018


  • Echinometra
  • Persian/Arabian Gulf
  • mitochondrial genome
  • sea urchin
  • species complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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