Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of thirteen globally sourced strains of fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) form a powerful model for mitochondrial research

Jonci Wolff, Florencia Camus, David Clancy, Damian Dowling

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The complete mitogenomes of 13 strains of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster were sequenced. Haplotypes varied between 19 532 and 19 537 bp in length, and followed standard dipteran mitogenome content and organization. We detected a total of 354 variable sites between all thirteen haplotypes, while single pairs of haplotypes were separated by an average of 123 variable sites. The sequenced fly strains form a powerful model for mitochondrial research, when it comes to elucidating the links between the mitochondrial genotype and the phenotype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4672-4674
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA: Part A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Drosophila melanogaster
  • fruit fly
  • mitochondrial model

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