Submitted to: Genbank
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/18/2008
Publication Date: 1/23/2008
Citation: Roehrdanz, R.L. 2008. The mitochondrial genome of the tarnished plant bug, Lygus lineolaris. Genbank. Accession #: EU401991.
Technical Abstract: Plant bugs from the genus Lygus are important pests of a wide variety of cultivated crops throughout the northern temperate regions. Lygus lineolaris is the most widespread species in North America and the primary pest species in the eastern half of the continent. Mitochondrial DNA has been an important tool for use in studying the evolution of congeneric species and has also proven valuable for intraspecific population studies. To advance these comparative investigations a major portion of the L. lineolaris mitochondrial genome has been sequences (GenBank EU401991). The sequence comprises 14,454 nucleotides and includes all of the protein coding genes, the two ribosomal RNA genes and 18 ½ tRNA genes. The non-coding control region along with 2 ½ tRNA genes have not been sequenced. The gene order matches the gene order most common among insects.