The complete mitogenome of the whale shark parasitic copepod Pandarus rhincodonicus norman, Newbound & Knott (Crustacea; Siphonostomatoida; Pandaridae)--a new gene order for the copepoda

Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016;27(1):694-5. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2014.913147. Epub 2014 Apr 29.


The complete mitochondrial genome of the parasitic copepod Pandarus rhincodonicus was obtained from a partial genome scan using the HiSeq sequencing system. The Pandarus rhincodonicus mitogenome has 14,480 base pairs (62% A+T content) made up of 12 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs, and a putative 384 bp non-coding AT-rich region. This Pandarus mitogenome sequence is the first for the family Pandaridae, the second for the order Siphonostomatoida and the sixth for the Copepoda.

Keywords: Molecular resource; mitogenome; pandaridae.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Pairing / genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Copepoda / genetics*
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
  • Gene Order*
  • Genome, Mitochondrial*
  • Molecular Sequence Annotation
  • Parasites / genetics*
  • Sharks / parasitology*


  • DNA, Mitochondrial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/HG942363