The complete mitogenome of the Eurasian blindsnake Xerotyphlops vermicularis (Reptilia, Typhlopidae)

Panagiotis Kornilios
2019 Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources  
The Eurasian or Greek blindsnake, Xerotyphlops vermicularis, is the only European representative of the infraorder Scolecophidia, a largely understudied group of snakes with a poor record of available mitogenomes. Its complete mitochondrial genome, the first reported for the genus Xerotyphlops, was assembled through next-generation sequencing. Its total length is 16,568 bp and includes 22 tRNAs, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes, and a control region, showing the typical
more » ... typical genearrangement for Typhlopidae. Eight tRNAs and ND6 are encoded on the light strand, while all other genes are encoded on the heavy strand. ARTICLE HISTORY
doi:10.1080/23802359.2019.1617080 fatcat:r2bn5ivptfcbdbhz4sfmvd3h6q