The first complete mitochondrial genome of Pygopodidae (Aprasia parapulchella Kluge)

Anna MACDONALD, Mitzy Pepper, J Keogh, Stephen SARRE

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The Pygopodidae comprise an enigmatic group of legless lizards endemic to the Australo-Papuan region. Here we present the first complete mitochondrial genome for a member of this family, Aprasia parapulchella, from Australia. The mitochondrial genome of A. parapulchella is 16528 base pairs long and contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA genes and the control region, conforming to the typical vertebrate gene order. The overall mitochondrial nucleotide composition is 31.7% A, 24.5% T, 30.5% C and 13.2% G. This corresponds to a total A+T content of 56.3%, which is similar to that of other squamate lizard genomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Zoology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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