The complete mitochondrial genome of Parara guttata (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae).Mitochondrial DNA. 2015; 26(5):724-5.MD
The mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of Parara guttata (Hesperiidae: Hesperiinae) is a circular molecule of 15,441 bp in length, containing 37 typical animal mitochondrial genes: 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 2 ribosomal RNAs, 22 transfer RNAs and a non-coding AT-rich region. Its gene order and arrangement are identical to the common type found in most lepidopteran mitogenomes. All PCGs start with a typical ATN codon except for COI and ND1 which use CGA and GTG as their start codons, respectively. Some PCGs harbor TAG (ND1) or incomplete termination codon T (COI, COII, ND5, ND4), while others use standard TAA as their termination codons. The 411-bp long AT-rich region contains a conserved motif ATAGA followed by a 19-bp poly-T stretch and a microsatellite-like (TA)5 element preceded by the ATTTA motif.