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Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016 Sep;27(5):3646-7. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1079837. Epub 2015 Sep 24.

The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Emperor Penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri).

Xu Q1,2, Xia Y1,2, Dang X1,2, Chen X2.

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1
a BGI Education Center, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences , Shenzhen , China and.
2
b BGI-Shenzhen , Shenzhen , China.

Abstract

The emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest living species of penguin. Herein, we first reported the complete mitochondrial genome of emperor penguin. The mitochondrial genome is a circular molecule of 17 301 bp in length, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA, and one control region. To verify the accuracy and the utility of new determined mitogenome sequences, we constructed the species phylogenetic tree of emperor penguin together with 10 other closely species. This is the second complete mitochondrial genome of penguin, and this is going to be an important data to study mitochondrial evolution of birds.

KEYWORDS:

Aptenodytes forsteri; complete mitochondrial genome; emperor penguin; mitogenome

PMID:
26403091
DOI:
10.3109/19401736.2015.1079837
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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