The complete mitochondrial genome of the butterfly Herona marathus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016 11; 27(6):4399-4400.MD
The complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of Herona marathus was sequenced and analyzed in the study. The mitogenome is 15 487 bp in size, including 37 genes and a putative control region. Thirteen protein-coding genes (PCGs) all start with a typical ATN codon, expect that COI gene uses CGA as its initial codon. Majority of the 13 PCGs have a complete termination codon (TAA or TAG) except for COII and ND4 have a single T-- residue. All tRNAs have typical clover-leaf secondary structure, except for tRNASer(AGN), in which the dihydrouridine (DHU) arm is a simple loop. Bayesian analyses support the monophyly of butterflies and recover high supports for the following family level relationships: (Papilionidae + Hesperioidea + (Pieridae + Lycaenidae + (Danaidae + Nymphalidae))).