The complete mitochondrial genome of the parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizard Darevskia unisexualis (Squamata: Lacertidae) contains long tandem repeat formed by 59 bp monomer
Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Darevskia unisexualis, Mitochondrial genome, Parthenogenetic lizards, Rock lizards, Tandem repeats
The first complete mitochondrial genome sequence of parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizard Darevskia unisexualis (Lacertidae family) is determined by hybrid assembly with Illumina HiSeq and PacBio RS II platforms. The circular 21.4 kbp mitogenome contains 13 protein-coding genes, 12S and 16S rRNA genes, 20 tRNAs, two pseudogenized tRNAs, and one long tandem repeats with 4.1 kbp length formed by 59 bp monomer repeated x70.6 times located before control region. This finding represents a new example of mitogenome variation in lizards of hybrid origin, providing fundamental data for following study of a unique hybridization system formed by parthenogenetic and bisexual species in the mountain steppe of central Armenia.
Komissarov, Aleksey; Vitaly Korchagin; Sergei Kliver; Pavel Dobrynin; Serafima Semyenova; Andrey Vergun; Stephen O’Brien; and Alexey Ryskov. 2016. "The complete mitochondrial genome of the parthenogenetic Caucasian rock lizard Darevskia unisexualis (Squamata: Lacertidae) contains long tandem repeat formed by 59 bp monomer." Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 1, (1): 875-877. doi:10.1080/23802359.2016.1253040.