The complete mitochondrial genome of Trichonephila clavipes (Araneae: Araneidae)

Nobuaki Kono, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Kazuharu Arakawa

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Trichonephila clavipes (Linnaeus, 1767) is known as a golden silk orb-weaver and belongs to the family Araneidae. T. clavipes is one of the few spider species whose genome has been reported and model organism for a molecular biology. Here, we present the complete mitochondrial genome sequence (mtDNA) of T. clavipes. The sequence was obtained using a long-read Nanopore technology and corrected with an Illumina technology. The circular genome is 14,902 bp in length, and the AT content was 77.21%. The T. clavipes mitochondrial genome contains 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 tRNA genes, and 2 rRNA genes. The majority of PCGs were found on the heavy strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2986-2988
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Araneidae
  • Golden silk orb-weaver
  • spider

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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