The complete mitochondrial genome of the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis
AuthorVerhoeve, Victoria I.
Plumer, Mariah L.
Driscoll, Timothy P.
Macaluso, Kevin R.
Azad, Abdu F.
Gillespie, Joseph J.
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
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AbstractThe cat flea, Ctenocephalides fells, is widely recognized as a global veterinary pest and a vector of pathogenic bacteria. We recently reported on the C. felis nuclear genome, which is characterized by over 38% protein coding gene duplication, extensive tRNA gene family expansion, and remarkable gene copy number variation (CNV) between individual fleas. Herein, we describe the assembly of the C. felis mitochondrial genome, a novel resource for comparative genomics of fleas and other insects. The order and content of mitochondrial genes is highly consistent with four previously sequenced flea mitochondrial genomes, limiting CNV to siphonapteran nuclear genomes. © 2020 The Author(s).
SponsorsNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/13881