The complete mitogenome of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB, Agrilus planipennis) was obtained by gleaning mitochondrial sequences from whole-genome Illumina sequencing data. The circular genome has 15,942 base pairs and contains 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNAs (tRNAs), 2 ribosomal RNAs (rRNAs) and an A-T-rich region. All PCGs begin with ATN codons. The nucleotide composition is highly asymmetric (31.65% A, 40.25% T, 17.39% G, 10.71% C), with an overall A-T content of 71.9%. Phylogenetic analysis based on insect mitogenomes indicated that EAB is closely related to other Buprestoidea species, clustering most closely with Chrysochroa fulgidissima.
Keywords: EAB; alien invasive pest; jewel beetle; mitochondrial genome.
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