MitoAge Build 1.0

Release date:
July 1st, 2015
Number of species:
922 (species with fully sequenced mtDNA and maximum lifespan records)
Number of families:
Number of orders:
Number of classes:
Maximum lifespan:
0.16 years (Caenorhabditis elegans) - 507 years (Arctica islandica)
Longest mtDNA:
25972 bases (Heteronotia binoei)
Shortest mtDNA:

13794 bases (Caenorhabditis elegans)
Max GC content (%):
50.64% (Plecoglossus altivelis)
Min AT content (%):

49.36% (Plecoglossus altivelis)
Min GC content (%):
15.14% (Apis mellifera)
Max AT content (%):
84.86% (Apis mellifera)

Future plans

In the next update (which will hopefully take place in the very near future), we are planning to add several new features and tools to the MitoAge website:

  • Include non-coding insertions in mtDNA
  • Add more advanced tools for correlative and multivariate analyses
  • Include TT and CC dimers in different regions of mtDNA
  • List longevity-associated genes encoding for mitochondrial proteins

  • Contact: Vadim E. Fraifeld, MD, PhD

    Head: Lab for the Biology of Aging, The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 8410501, Israel

    How to cite us:

    If you would like to cite this database please use:
    Toren D, Barzilay T, Tacutu R, Lehmann G, Muradian KK, Fraifeld VE. MitoAge: a database for comparative analysis of mitochondrial DNA, with a special focus on animal longevity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016; 44(D1):D1262-5.