Comparative analysis of the complete mitochondrial genomes of Aspergillus niger mtDNA type 1a and Aspergillus tubingensis mtDNA type 2b

Ákos Juhász, Ilona Pfeiffer, Andrea Keszthelyi, Judit Kucsera, Csaba Vágvölgyi, Zsuzsanna Hamari

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To understand the differences in the organization of mitochondrial genomes of the very closely related Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus tubingensis species, we determined the complete genome sequence of the 1a mtDNA type of A. niger and 2b mtDNA type of A. tubingensis and now we provide a comparative analysis of the two mtDNAs. We found that (1) the organization (gene content and order) of the two genomes is almost identical and (2) the size difference between them is principally attributed to the different intron content of their cox1, atp9 and ndh4L genes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-57
Number of pages7
JournalFEMS microbiology letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2008



  • Aspergillus
  • Homing endonuclease
  • Intron
  • mtDNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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