Full Somatic Mitochondrial Genome Comparison of Two Species from the Brachidontes Exustus Cryptic Complex

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
David Brambert , Elmhurst College
Chelsea Karson , Elmhurst College
Brachidontes exustus is a member of the bivalve family Mytilidae. The Atlantic and Gulf species mitochondria were fully sequenced and showed gene orders different from all other known mytilid mitochondrial genomes. The genome rearrangements may be related to the doubly uniparental inheritance, a unique form of mitochondrial inheritance