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Characterization of the Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence of the Globose Head Whiptail Cetonurus globiceps (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) and Its Phylogenetic Analysis.

Shi X, Tian P, Lin R, Huang D, Wang J - PLoS ONE (2016)

Bottom Line: Phylogenetic analysis based on 12 protein coding genes provided strong support that C. globiceps was the most derived in the clade.Some relationships however, are in contrast with those presented in previous studies.This study enriches our knowledge of mitogenomes of the genus Cetonurus and provides valuable information on the evolution of Macrouridae mtDNA and deep-sea fish.

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Affiliation: Laboratory of Marine Biology and Ecology, Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Xiamen, P.R. China.

ABSTRACT
The particular environmental characteristics of deep water such as its immense scale and high pressure systems, presents technological problems that have prevented research to broaden our knowledge of deep-sea fish. Here, we described the mitogenome sequence of a deep-sea fish, Cetonurus globiceps. The genome is 17,137 bp in length, with a standard set of 22 transfer RNA genes (tRNAs), two ribosomal RNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes, and two typical non-coding control regions. Additionally, a 70 bp tRNA(Thr)-tRNA(Pro) intergenic spacer is present. The C. globiceps mitogenome exhibited strand-specific asymmetry in nucleotide composition. The AT-skew and GC-skew values in the whole genome of C. globiceps were 0 and -0.2877, respectively, revealing that the H-strand had equal amounts of A and T and that the overall nucleotide composition was C skewed. All of the tRNA genes could be folded into cloverleaf secondary structures, while the secondary structure of tRNA(Ser(AGY)) lacked a discernible dihydrouridine stem. By comparing this genome sequence with the recognition sites in teleost species, several conserved sequence blocks were identified in the control region. However, the GTGGG-box, the typical characteristic of conserved sequence block E (CSB-E), was absent. Notably, tandem repeats were identified in the 3' portion of the control region. No similar repetitive motifs are present in most of other gadiform species. Phylogenetic analysis based on 12 protein coding genes provided strong support that C. globiceps was the most derived in the clade. Some relationships however, are in contrast with those presented in previous studies. This study enriches our knowledge of mitogenomes of the genus Cetonurus and provides valuable information on the evolution of Macrouridae mtDNA and deep-sea fish.

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Secondary structure prediction for the T-P spacer DNA sequence of C. globiceps.
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pone.0153666.g006: Secondary structure prediction for the T-P spacer DNA sequence of C. globiceps.

Mentions: The secondary structure analysis indicated that the conserved region II as well as region III and regions IV-V formed a relatively stable stem-and-loop structure, with a free energy of -10.49 kcal/mol, which might conceivably protect the spacer from excision during the single-stranded phase of mtDNA replication (Fig 6). However, these non-coding sequences combined with the gene rearrangements of mitogenome sequences in the region from ND6 to tRNAPro in C. globiceps and other Gadiformes appear to argue against the T-P spacer being an insertion from nuclear sequences or from another mtDNA region [20, 40]. It may represent vestiges of partial loss of certain duplicated portion occurring during sequence duplication. The duplication-random loss model thus seems to be the preferred hypothesis [20, 40].


Characterization of the Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence of the Globose Head Whiptail Cetonurus globiceps (Gadiformes: Macrouridae) and Its Phylogenetic Analysis.

Shi X, Tian P, Lin R, Huang D, Wang J - PLoS ONE (2016)

Secondary structure prediction for the T-P spacer DNA sequence of C. globiceps.
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pone.0153666.g006: Secondary structure prediction for the T-P spacer DNA sequence of C. globiceps.
Mentions: The secondary structure analysis indicated that the conserved region II as well as region III and regions IV-V formed a relatively stable stem-and-loop structure, with a free energy of -10.49 kcal/mol, which might conceivably protect the spacer from excision during the single-stranded phase of mtDNA replication (Fig 6). However, these non-coding sequences combined with the gene rearrangements of mitogenome sequences in the region from ND6 to tRNAPro in C. globiceps and other Gadiformes appear to argue against the T-P spacer being an insertion from nuclear sequences or from another mtDNA region [20, 40]. It may represent vestiges of partial loss of certain duplicated portion occurring during sequence duplication. The duplication-random loss model thus seems to be the preferred hypothesis [20, 40].

Bottom Line: Phylogenetic analysis based on 12 protein coding genes provided strong support that C. globiceps was the most derived in the clade.Some relationships however, are in contrast with those presented in previous studies.This study enriches our knowledge of mitogenomes of the genus Cetonurus and provides valuable information on the evolution of Macrouridae mtDNA and deep-sea fish.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Laboratory of Marine Biology and Ecology, Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, Xiamen, P.R. China.

ABSTRACT
The particular environmental characteristics of deep water such as its immense scale and high pressure systems, presents technological problems that have prevented research to broaden our knowledge of deep-sea fish. Here, we described the mitogenome sequence of a deep-sea fish, Cetonurus globiceps. The genome is 17,137 bp in length, with a standard set of 22 transfer RNA genes (tRNAs), two ribosomal RNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes, and two typical non-coding control regions. Additionally, a 70 bp tRNA(Thr)-tRNA(Pro) intergenic spacer is present. The C. globiceps mitogenome exhibited strand-specific asymmetry in nucleotide composition. The AT-skew and GC-skew values in the whole genome of C. globiceps were 0 and -0.2877, respectively, revealing that the H-strand had equal amounts of A and T and that the overall nucleotide composition was C skewed. All of the tRNA genes could be folded into cloverleaf secondary structures, while the secondary structure of tRNA(Ser(AGY)) lacked a discernible dihydrouridine stem. By comparing this genome sequence with the recognition sites in teleost species, several conserved sequence blocks were identified in the control region. However, the GTGGG-box, the typical characteristic of conserved sequence block E (CSB-E), was absent. Notably, tandem repeats were identified in the 3' portion of the control region. No similar repetitive motifs are present in most of other gadiform species. Phylogenetic analysis based on 12 protein coding genes provided strong support that C. globiceps was the most derived in the clade. Some relationships however, are in contrast with those presented in previous studies. This study enriches our knowledge of mitogenomes of the genus Cetonurus and provides valuable information on the evolution of Macrouridae mtDNA and deep-sea fish.

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