Hornfeck, Caroline J.; Faurie, Taber C.; Hodges, Logan L.; Janosik, Alexis M.; Bogantes, Viktoria E. (2021). The complete mitochondrial genome of the marine feather duster, Bispira melanostigma (Annelida: Sabellidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 7(1): 51-53.
The marine feather duster, Bispira melanostigma (Schmarda, 1861), is a tube-dwelling annelid that contributes to ecological and biogeochemical processes in benthic communities. Due to the lack of scientific data, B. melanostigma is often difficult to distinguish from other species of marine worms through morphological characteristics alone. In this study, we report the complete mitochondrial genome of Bispira melanostigma. The complete mitogenome contained 20,624 bp length with a total of 13 protein-encoding genes, 21 tRNA, and 2 rRNA genes. Phylogenetic analysis of the complete mitochondrial DNA of B. melanostigma can aid in the understanding of evolutionary relationships within Sabellidae.