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One-Step PCR Amplification of Complete Arthropod Mitochondrial Genomes

Authors
 Ui Wook Hwang ; Chan Jong Park ; Won Kim ; Tai Soon Yong 
Citation
 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Vol.19(3) : 345~352, 2001 
Journal Title
 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 
ISSN
 1055-7903 
Issue Date
2001
Abstract
A new PCR primer set which enables one-step amplification of complete arthropod mitochondrial genomes was designed from two conserved 16S rDNA regions for the long PCR technique. For this purpose, partial 16S rDNAs amplified with universal primers 16SA and 16SB were newly sequenced from six representative arthropods: Armadillidium vulgare and Macrobrachium nipponense (Crustacea), Anopheles sinensis (Insecta), Lithobius forficatus and Megaphyllum sp. (Myriapoda), and Limulus polyphemus (Chelicerata). The genomic locations of two new primers, HPK16Saa and HPK16Sbb, correspond to positions 13314-13345 and 12951-12984, respectively, in the Drosophila yakuba mitochondrial genome. The usefulness of the primer set was experimentally examined and confirmed with five of the representative arthropods, except for A. vulgare, which has a linearized mitochondrial genome. With this set, therefore, we could easily and rapidly amplify complete mitochondrial genomes with small amounts of arthropod DNA. Although the primers suggested here were examined only with arthropod groups, a possibility of successful application to other invertebrates is very high, since the high degree of sequence conservation is shown on the primer sites in other invertebrates. Thus, this primer set can serve various research fields, such as molecular evolution, population genetics, and molecular phylogenetics based on DNA sequences, RFLP, and gene rearrangement of mitochondrial genomes in arthropods and other invertebrates.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/142564
DOI
10.1006/mpev.2001.0940
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