The complete mitochondrial genome of Mantis religiosa (Mantodea: Mantidae) from Canada was successfully sequenced. The mitochondrial genome was a circular molecule of 15,521 bp in length, containing 13 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes, 23 tRNA genes (including an extra tRNAArg gene), and the control region. The AT content of the whole genome was 76.9% and the length of the control region was 636 bp with 81.9% AT content. The structure of the M. religiosa mitochondrial genome from Canada was almost identical to M. religiosa from China and their genetic distance was just 0.017. In Bayesian inference (BI) and maximum likelihood (ML) analyses, we found that M. religiosa was a sister clade to Statilia sp. and the monophyly of the genera Hierodula and Rhombodera was not supported.

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Keywords Mantidae, Mantis religiosa, mitogenome, phylogeny
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2019.1681912
Journal Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
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Jia, Y.-Y. (Yi-Yang), Zhang, L.-P. (Le-Ping), Xu, X.-D. (Xiao-Dong), Dai, X.-Y. (Xin-Yi), Yu, D.-N. (Dan-Na), Storey, K, & Zhang, J.-Y. (Jia-Yong). (2019). The complete mitochondrial genome of Mantis religiosa (Mantodea: Mantidae) from Canada and its phylogeny. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4(2), 3797–3799. doi:10.1080/23802359.2019.1681912