The complete mitochondrial genome of the gray garden slug Deroceras reticulatum (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Stylommatophora)

Seung Joon Ahn, Ruth Martin, Sujaya Rao, Man Yeon Choi

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The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Deroceras reticulatum has been sequenced and annotated in this study. The mitogenome of D. reticulatum is 14,048 base pairs in length, and contains 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes, and 2 ribosomal RNA genes. The overall base composition is 31.0% A, 12.2% C, 17.7% G, and 39.1% T. Based on phylogenetic analysis using the amino acid sequences of PCGs, D. reticulatum was shown to be closely related to other species of Stylommatophora. The first mitochondrial genome from the Agrolimacidae family provides valuable molecular data for taxonomical identification and further evolutionary studies of terrestrial slugs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-256
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The study was supported by Oregon Association of Nursery, Oregon Seed Council, Agricultural Research Foundation, and USDA-ARS CRIS Project (2072-22000-040-00D).

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©, This work was authored as part of the Contributor's official duties as an Employee of the United States Government and is therefore a work of the United States Government. In accordance with 17 U.S.C. 105, no copyright protection is available for such works under U.S. Law.


  • Deroceras reticulatum
  • gray garden slug
  • mitochondrial genome


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