Complete mitochondrial genome of the Tristram's Bunting, Emberiza tristrami (Aves: Passeriformes): The first representative of the family Emberizidae with six boxes in the central conserved domain II of control region
Kan X.,Provincial Key Laboratory of the Conservation and Exploitation Research |
Kan X.,Anhui Normal University |
Yuan J.,Provincial Key Laboratory of the Conservation and Exploitation Research |
Zhang L.,Provincial Key Laboratory of the Conservation and Exploitation Research |
And 5 more authors.
Mitochondrial DNA | Year: 2013
Mitochondrial genome has proven to be a powerful tool for phylogenetic inference, phylogeography, and molecular evolution. In this study, we determined the complete mitochondrial genome of Emberiza tristrami (Passeriformes: Emberizidae) for use in future phylogenetic analyses. This circular mitochondrial genome is 16,789 bp in length and composed of 13 typical protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, and 1 putative control region (CR). One extra nucleotide "C" of nad3 is not detected in the mitogenome of E. tristrami. The CR of E. tristrami can be divided into three domains: ETAS (extended termination-associated sequence) domain I (nt 1-431), central conserved domain II (nt 432-847), and CSB (conserved sequence block) domain III (nt 848-1217). Six conserved sequence boxes in the central conserved domain II were identified as boxes F, E, D, C, b, and B. © 2013 Informa UK, Ltd.