Lu, C.C., Huang, X., & Deng, J. 2020 The challenge of Coccidae (Hemiptera: Coccoidea) mitochondrial genomes: The case of Saissetia coffeae with novel truncated tRNAs and gene rearrangements. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 158: 854–864


  • chemistry
  • genetic structure
  • Notes: Here, we report a complete Saissetia coffeae mitogenome (15,389 bp) with high A+T content (84.7%) sequenced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods. Genes in the mitogenome were annotated, and nine tRNAs were not found using MITOS. The gene arrangement in the Saissetia coffeae mitogenomewas significantly different from that in other hemipteran insects. Additionally, Bayesian and maximum likelihood trees based on the mitochondrial genes showed a long branch of the Saissetia lineage, indicating significant nonsynonymous substitutions or high evolutionary rates in the Saissetia lineage. We provide a reference mitogenome for the assembly and annotation of the Coccidae mitogenome and offer insights into the evolution of scale insects.