Title

The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondrichthyes, Cetorhinidae)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Publication Title

Mitochondrial DNA

Keywords

Cetorhinus maximus, Elasmobranch, Endangered shark, Mitogenome

ISSN

1940-1736

Volume

26

Issue/No.

5

First Page

730

Last Page

731

Abstract

The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the world’s second largest fish and the subject of strong conservation concern. Minimal genetic assessment exists for this globally distributed but regionally endangered species. We describe the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of C. maximus, obtained via polymerase chain reaction-based Sanger sequencing. The total length of the mitogenome is 16,670 bp and consists of 2 rRNAs, 22 tRNAs and 13 protein-coding genes. The base composition has an A + T bias (63.6%), as is often seen in other sharks. Gene order is equivalent to that found in most vertebrates.

Comments

©2013 Informa UK Ltd.

ResearcherID

G-4080-2013

DOI

10.3109/19401736.2013.845762

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