ResearchPad - scolopendromorpha Default RSS Feed en-us © 2020 Newgen KnowledgeWorks <![CDATA[The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of <i/> L. Koch, 1878 (, ), with a comparative analysis of other centipede genomes]]> L. Koch, 1878 is an important Chinese animal with thousands of years of medicinal history. However, the genomic information of this species is limited, which hinders its further application. Here, the complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of was sequenced and assembled by next-generation sequencing. The genome is 15,011 bp in length, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 14 tRNA genes, and two rRNA genes. Most PCGs start with the ATN initiation codon, and all PCGs have the conventional stop codons TAA and TAG. The mitogenome revealed nine simple sequence repeats (SSRs), and an obviously lower GC content compared with other seven centipede mitogenomes previously sequenced. After analysis of homologous regions between the eight centipede mitogenomes, the mitogenome further showed clear genomic rearrangements. The phylogenetic analysis of eight centipedes using 13 conserved PCG genes was finally performed. The phylogenetic reconstructions showed as a separate group, and in a sister-group relationship with and . Collectively, the mitogenome provided new genomic resources, which will improve its medicinal research and applications in the future.