Complete mitochondrial genome of the freshwater prawn Palaemon capensis (Crustacea: Palaemonidae)

Louisa E. Wood*, Sammy De Grave, Carel J. van Heerden, Savel R. Daniels

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The complete mitogenome of Palaemon capensis is presented here. The mitogenome is 15,925 bp in length and comprises 13 protein coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs, and a non-coding AT-rich region. The PCGs were used to perform a phylogenetic analysis together with other Caridea representatives with mitogenome data from GenBank, placing P. capensis sister to a clade comprising P. serenus, P. gravieri, and P. carinicauda in the family Palaemonidae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)742-743
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number2
Early online date17 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2017


  • Ion torrent
  • mitogenome
  • Palaemon
  • phylogeny


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