The complete mitochondrial genome of the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus

Blower, Dean C., Hereward, James P. and Ovenden, Jennifer R. (2013) The complete mitochondrial genome of the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus. Mitochondrial DNA, 24 6: 619-621. doi:10.3109/19401736.2013.772154


Author Blower, Dean C.
Hereward, James P.
Ovenden, Jennifer R.
Title The complete mitochondrial genome of the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus
Formatted title
The complete mitochondrial genome of the dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus
Journal name Mitochondrial DNA   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1940-1736
1940-1744
Publication date 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/19401736.2013.772154
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Issue 6
Start page 619
End page 621
Total pages 3
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subject 1311 Genetics
1312 Molecular Biology
Formatted abstract
The dusky shark Carcharhinus obscurus is economically important but vulnerable to overharvesting. The complete C. obscurus mitogenome was assembled from approximately 1 million whole genome shotgun sequences using a combination of reference mapping and de novo assembly (mean coverage 59x). This resulted in a 16,706 bp double-stranded circular mitochondrial sequence. Following the consensus vertebrate mtDNA genome, it comprises 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs, two ribosomal RNAs and has 2 non-coding areas. The A + T (56.9%) versus G+C (43.1%) composition confirmed an A + T bias previously noted for sharks. This genome is the first for the speciose Carcharhinus genus and provides a valuable resource for studies of shark molecular systematics, phylogeography, conservation genetics, and stock structure. 
Keyword 454 sequencing
Carcharhinus obscurus
De novo genome annotation
De novo genome assembly
Mitochondrial genome
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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