Mitochondrial DNA Part B |  August 01, 2018

The complete mitochondrial genome of Eumeta variegata (Lepidoptera: Psychidae)

Authors: Kazuharu Arakawa1,2, Nobuaki Kono1, Rintaro Ohtoshi3, Hiroyuki Nakamura3, Masaru Tomita1,2

DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2018.1495119

  • 1. Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University,
  • 2. Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University,
  • 3. Spiber Inc.

From “The complete mitochondrial genome of Eumeta variegata (Lepidoptera: Psychidae)” by Kazuharu Arakawa et al.. Licensed undder CC-BY 4.0.


The complete mitochondrial genome of Eumeta variegate, largest bagworm moth in Japan, has been sequenced using a nanopore sequencer as a single long read. The genome has a total length of 16,601 bp, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 20 tRNA, 2 rRNA genes, and an AT-rich control region. The nucleotide composition was extremely AT-rich, with 42.4% A, 40.4% T, 6.67% G, and 10.6% C. This is the second report of a complete mitochondrial genome of Psychidae, and the sequence information together with a phylogenetic analysis would provide a reference data in the future studies of Lepidoptera and Psychidae.
Keywords: Mitochondrial genome, Eumeta variegata, Eumeta japonica, bagworm moth, nanopore sequencing

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