Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e51528. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051528. Epub 2012 Dec 7.

The mitochondrial genome of the venomous cone snail Conus consors.

Author information

1
Estonian Biocentre, Tartu, Estonia. age.brauer@ut.ee

Abstract

Cone snails are venomous predatory marine neogastropods that belong to the species-rich superfamily of the Conoidea. So far, the mitochondrial genomes of two cone snail species (Conus textile and Conus borgesi) have been described, and these feed on snails and worms, respectively. Here, we report the mitochondrial genome sequence of the fish-hunting cone snail Conus consors and describe a novel putative control region (CR) which seems to be absent in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of other cone snail species. This possible CR spans about 700 base pairs (bp) and is located between the genes encoding the transfer RNA for phenylalanine (tRNA-Phe, trnF) and cytochrome c oxidase subunit III (cox3). The novel putative CR contains several sequence motifs that suggest a role in mitochondrial replication and transcription.

PMID:
23236512
PMCID:
PMC3517553
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0051528
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Public Library of Science Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center