Complete mitochondrial genome of Pacific abalone (Haliotis discus hannai) from Korea

Mitochondrial DNA. 2015;26(6):917-8. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2013.863289. Epub 2014 Jan 10.


We have sequenced and characterized the complete mitochondrial DNA of an economically and ecologically important Pacific abalone, Haliotis discus hannai (Haliotidae, Gastropoda). The mitogenome of the Pacific abalone is 16,886 nt total length with a 39.6% G+C composition. Thirty-seven genes were identified including 13 protein-coding, 2 rRNA and 22 tRNA genes. We compared the mitogenome of the Pacific abalone to a putative relative species, H. rubra.

Keywords: Complete mitochondrial genome; Haliotis discus hannai; gastropod.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Composition
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Gastropoda / genetics*
  • Genome Size
  • Genome, Mitochondrial*
  • Republic of Korea
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*