Structural Characteristics of Mitochondrial Genomes of Eight Treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Centrotinae) and Their Phylogenetic Implications

Haijun Bai, Jinrui Zhang, Christopher H. Dietrich, Yiping Li, Xiangqun Yuan

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Abstract

Complete mitochondrial genomes were newly sequenced for eight species of the treehopper subfamily Centrotinae (Hemiptera: Membracidae), four of which represent genera for which mitogenomes were not previously available. The new mitogenomes are generally similar in overall structure, gene order, base composition, and nucleotide content to those of previously sequenced species of the subfamily. Phylogenetic analyses were conducted using both maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference methods based on three separate nucleotide sequence datasets in which RNA gene sequences and/or third codon positions were either included or excluded from the concatenated protein-coding gene alignments. The results are consistent with previous phylogenies based on morphology and partial nuclear genome data, except for the lack of support for the monophyly of Leptocentrini. These results show that mitogenome sequences are informative of both ancient and recent divergence patterns within Centrotinae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1510
JournalGenes
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • mitogenome
  • phylogenetic analysis
  • phylogeny

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Genetics

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