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The complete mitochondrial genome of the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 10:08 authored by Dodt, WG, Bennet McComishBennet McComish, Nilsson, MA, Gibb, GC, Penny, D, Phillips, MJ
We present the complete mitochondrial genome (accession number: LK995454) of an iconic Australian species, the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus). The mitogenomic organization is consistent with other marsupials, encoding 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, an origin of light strand replication and a control region or Dloop. No repetitive sequences were detected in the control region. The M. giganteus mitogenome exemplifies a combination of tRNA gene order and structural peculiarities that appear to be unique to marsupials. We present a maximum likelihood phylogeny based on complete mitochondrial protein and RNA coding sequences that confirms the phylogenetic position of the grey kangaroo among macropodids.
Publication titleMitochondrial DNA
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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