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The complete mitochondrial genome of the Spinetail Devilray, Mobula japanica

By Marloes Poortvliet and Galice Hoarau

Abstract

<p>The complete mitochondrial genome of a widely distributed pelagic ray, the Spinetail Devilray (Mobula japanica), consists of 18,880 bp with high A+T and low G content. Gene configuration and length is similar to other vertebrates and comprises 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNAs genes (12S and 16S rRNA), 22 tRNAs genes, and 1 major non-coding sequence, the control region. A remarkable feature in the mitochondrial genome of M. japanica is three tandemly repeated areas in the control region, together comprising a length of almost 1500 bp, making this to our knowledge the longest elasmobranch mitochondrial genome published so far.</p>

Topics: Elasmobranch, tandemly repeated areas; control region; CONTROL REGION; DNA; HETEROPLASMY; SEQUENCES; ECOLOGY
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.3109/19401736.2012.716051
OAI identifier: oai:pure.rug.nl:publications/58510e24-cfa7-4988-8943-7e471080c7a0
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