Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Isurus oxyrinchus, Mitochondrial genome, Shortfin mako
We report the first complete mitochondrial genome of a shortfin mako shark from the Atlantic Ocean. The genome had 16,700 base pairs and contained 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and a non-coding D-loop. There were 81 individual differences compared to the published mitochondrial genome of a shortfin mako from the Pacific Ocean, with most variability found in protein coding genes, especially ND5, ND3, and ND1. These highly variable genes may be useful population markers in future studies, and availability of a second mitogenome will assist with future, genome-scale studies of this IUCN Endangered species.
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Gorman, Jonathan; Nicholas J. Marra; Mahmood S. Shivji; and Bryce J. Stanhope. 2019. "The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of an Atlantic Ocean Shortfin Mako Shark, Isurus oxyrinchus." Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 4, (2): 3642-3643. doi:10.1080/23802359.2019.1677524.