We report the extraction of a bed bug mitogenome from high-throughput sequencing projects originally focused on the nuclear genome of Cimex lectularius. The assembled mitogenome has a similar AT nucleotide composition bias found in other insects. Phylogenetic analysis of all protein-coding genes indicates that C. lectularius is clearly a member of a paraphyletic Cimicomorpha clade within the Order Hemiptera.
Kolokotronis, Sergios-Orestis; Foox, Jonathan; Rosenfeld, Jeffrey A.; Brugler, Mercer R.; Reeves, Darryl; Benoit, Joshua B.; Booth, Warren; Robison, Grant; Steffen, Michael; Sakas, Zoe; Palli, Subba R.; Schal, Coby; Richards, Stephen; Narechania, Apurva; Baker, Richard H.; Sorkin, Louis N.; Amato, George; Mason, Christopher E.; Siddall, Mark E.; and DeSalle, Rob, "The mitogenome of the bed bug Cimex lectularius (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)" (2016). CUNY Academic Works.