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The complete mitochondrial genome of the Australian ghost bat Macroderma gigas

Zandberg, J.D., Reeve, W.G. and Spencer, P.B.S.ORCID: 0000-0002-4938-2615 (2021) The complete mitochondrial genome of the Australian ghost bat Macroderma gigas. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6 (9). pp. 2630-2631.

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The Ghost bat Macroderma gigas is a monotypic bat species that is endemic to northern Australia and named on the basis of the large size of its partially conjoined ears. It is the only carnivorous bat found in Australia and its conservation status is currently listed as Vulnerable. Here, we describe the complete mitochondrial genome of M. gigas and compare it to other vertebrates. The M. gigas circularized mitogenome was 16,661 bp and contained 13 protein-coding genes, two rRNA genes, 22 tRNAs and a control region (D-loop) of 1228 bp. Phylogenetic analysis of available entire mitogenomes reveals that Macroderma gigas is most closely related to the Indian false vampire bat Megaderma lyra in the family Megadermatidae (false vampire bats).

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