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Analyses of the redlegged earth mite mitogenome (Halotydeus destructor: Tucker)

Citation

Thia, Joshua (2022), Analyses of the redlegged earth mite mitogenome (Halotydeus destructor: Tucker), Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.37pvmcvkj

Abstract

Data and analyses for the paper: 

Thia et al. (accepted) The mitogenome of Halotydeus destructor (Tucker) and its relationships with other trombidiform mites as inferred from nucleotide sequences and gene arrangements. Ecology and Evolution.

In this work, Thia et al. described the first complete mitogenomic sequence of the redlegged earth mite (RLEM). Phylogenetic analyses were used to contextualise the evolutionary relationships of the RLEM mitogenome with those of other mites from the order Trombidiformes. Phylogenies were inferred through Bayesian inference using a combination of nucleotide sequences and gene order arrangements of protein-coding and rRNA genes.

Methods

The mitogenome of the redlegged earth mite was obtained through assembly of PacBio reads. Annotations were curated through a combination of geneious primemitos2 and Arwen. Nucleotide sequences and gene order arrangements were analysed using MrBayes.

Usage Notes

Data and results can be found in the RLEMmito_Data.zip file.

See RLEMmito_Data/README.pdf for descriptions of data, analyses, and implementation.

Scripts are located in the RLEMmito_Scripts.zip file.

Funding

Grains Research and Development Corporation, Award: Australian Grains Pest Innovation Program