Mitochondrial DNA. Part A, DNA mapping, sequencing, and analysis

Complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic analysis of the Asian swallowtail, Papilio xuthus.

PMID 26710825


The Asian swallowtail, Papilio xuthus, a member of the Papilioniniis family, is one of the most popular swallowtail. Here, we first assembled the complete mitochondrial genome of P. xuthus. The mitogenome is 15 359 bp in length, including 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes, and 2 ribosomal RNA genes. The structure of non-coding control region was also analyzed. The gene content and the order are in accord with the common Invertebrate form. Phylogenetic tree was constructed based on the complete mitogenomes of P. xuthus and closely related nine swallowtail species to assess their phylogenic relationship and evolution. The complete mitochondrial genome data would be useful for further studies of P. xuthus.