The complete mitogenome of the freshwater crayfish Cherax cainii (Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastacidae)

Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016;27(1):126-7. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2013.878907. Epub 2014 Jan 17.


The complete mitochondrial genome of Cherax cainii was recovered from partial genome sequencing data using the HiSeq platform. The mitogenome consists of 15,801 base pairs (69% A + T content) containing 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs and a 783 bp non-coding AT-rich region. This is the second completely sequenced mitogenome from the genus Cherax after the first reported Cherax destructor mitogenome nearly a decade ago.

Keywords: Freshwater crayfish; Parastacidae; mitogenome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Decapoda / genetics*
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Genome, Mitochondrial / genetics*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Open Reading Frames / genetics
  • RNA, Transfer / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*


  • RNA, Transfer

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF510187