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Nuclear insertions and heteroplasmy of mitochondrial DNA as two sources of intra-individual genomic variation in grasshoppers

Berthier, Karine; Chapuis, Marie-Pierre; Moosavi, Seyed M; Tohidi-Esfahani, Donya; Sword, Gregory A


We examined the level of intra-individual variation in a region of the mitochondrial genome coding for cytochrome oxydase 1 (COI) in two grasshopper species using a clone-and-sequence analysis of hundreds of sequences. In both Locusta migratoria and Chortoicetes terminifera, we found that 60-65% of the clones were unique COI-like sequences. Among these COI-like sequences, 70-75% diverged by less than 1% from the real mitochondrial haplotypes, and were likely to represent microheteroplasmic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Systematic Entomology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00561.x


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