Complete mitochondrial genome of the moon jellyfish, aurelia sp. nov. (cnidaria, scyphozoa)

Dae Sik Hwang, Eunji Park, Yong Jin Won, Jae Seong Lee

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We sequenced 16,971 bp of the linear mitochondrial DNA of the moon jellyfish Aurelia sp. nov. and characterized it by comparing with Aurelia aurita. They had 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 16S rRNA and 12S rRNA with three tRNAs (tRNA-Leu, tRNA-Ser(TGA), tRNA-Met). Both have another two PCGs, orf969 and orf324 with telomeres at both ends. After comparison of Aurelia sp. nov. with Aurelia aurita, we found low-protein similarity of orf969 (59%) and orf324 (75%), respectively, while the other 13 PCGs showed 80% to 98% protein similarities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2014

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by a grant of the Korea Electric Power Research Institute (R-2005-7-062) funded to Jae-Seong Lee.


  • Aurelia sp. nov.
  • Complete mitochondrial genome
  • Moon jellyfish


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