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The complete mitochondrial genome of the vulnerable Australian crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda)

Zandberg, J.D., Reeve, W.G., Brigg, F., McConnell, S.M. and Spencer, P.B.S.ORCID: 0000-0002-4938-2615 (2021) The complete mitochondrial genome of the vulnerable Australian crest-tailed mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda). Mitochondrial DNA: Part B, 6 (4). pp. 1483-1485.

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In this announcement, we report the complete mitogenome of the vulnerable Crest-tailed Mulgara (Dasycercus cristicauda) (Krefft, 1867). The mitogenome was 17,085 bp in length and contained 13 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes, 22 tRNAs and a 1583 bp variable control region (D-loop). The features of the D. cristicauda mitogenome are consistent with other vertebrate mitogenomes but, in contrast to other marsupials, appears to contain a functional tRNA-Lysine with a UUU anticodon. Phylogenetic analysis of available entire mitogenomes reveals it forms a cluster with other marsupials in the Dasyuromorphia order within the Australidelphian clade, being most closely related to the Northern Quoll and the Tasmanian Devil.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences
Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre
Publisher: Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s)
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