Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the global invasive species Stictocephala bisonia (Hemiptera: Membracidae: Smiliinae).

Abstract

Stictocephala bisonia Kopp et Yonke, 1977, an invasive alien species colonizing Taibai County, Shaanxi Province, China, belongs to the subfamily Smiliinae. The total mitogenome sequence size is 15,803 bp in length, consists of 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, two ribosomal RNA genes and one control region, and shows a positive AT skew. Phylogenetic analysis results strongly support that treehoppers (Membracidae and Aetalionidae) are monophyletic, and indicate that Smiliinae could be proposed as a separate family.