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Genetics of Aquatic Organisms 2022, Vol 6, Num, 3     (Pages: GA460)

The Mitochondrial Genome of the Freshwater Crab Potamon fluviatile, the First Sequenced Representative of the Subfamily Potaminae and Its Phylogenetic Position within Potamidae

Adriana Vella 1 ,Noel Vella 1

1 University of Malta, Department of Biology, Conservation Biology Research Group, Msida, Malta DOI : 10.4194/GA460 Viewed : 3088 - Downloaded : 1882 This paper reports the mitogenome of Potamon fluviatile collected from the Maltese islands, representing the first such study on species from the subfamily Potaminae. The mitogenome was analysed through next-generation sequencing and annotated. The genome was found to contain 37 genes that include 13 protein coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA genes and a non-coding region. The gene order was compared to that of other Potamidae species, while protein coding and rRNA genes were used to evaluate the phylogenetic position of Potamon with other species of freshwater crabs. This study contributes to the genetic resources available for the genus Potamon. Keywords : Freshwater crab, Gene order, Mitogenome, Phylogeny, Potamidae, Potamon fluviatile