Within the scope of a project on the characterization of satellite DNAs in polar mollusks, the Antarctic chiton Nuttallochitonmirandus (Thiele, 1906) was analyzed. Two novel families of tandemly repeated DNAs, namely NmH and NmP, are described in their structure and chromosomal localization, and, furthermore, their presence was analyzed in related species. Data reported here display a particular variability in the structural organization of DNA satellites within this species. Processes driving satellite evolution, which are likely responsible for the intriguing variability of the identified satellite DNAs, are discussed. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Novel Repeated DNAs in the Antarctic Polyplacophoran Nuttallochiton mirandus (Thiele, 1906) / Biscotti, MARIA ASSUNTA; Canapa, Adriana; Capriglione, Teresa; Forconi, Mariko'; Odierna, Gaetano; Olmo, Ettore; Petraccioli, Agnese; Barucca, Marco. - In: CYTOGENETIC AND GENOME RESEARCH. - ISSN 1424-8581. - 144:3(2014), pp. 212-219. [10.1159/000370054]