The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic position of the leopard catshark, Poroderma pantherinum

Van Staden, Michaela ; Gledhill, Katie S. ; Rhode, Clint ; Bester-Van Der Merwe, Aletta E. (2018)

CITATION: Van Staden, M., et al. 2018. The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic position of the leopard catshark, Poroderma pantherinum. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 3(2):750-752, doi:10.1080/23802359.2018.1483772.

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We present the first mitochondrial genome of a South African endemic catshark, Poroderma pantherinum. The complete mitogenome is 16,686 bp in length, comprising 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and one non-coding control region. Similar to other shark mitogenomes, it is AT rich (61.1%), with a GC content of 38.9%. Protein-coding genes used one of two start codons (ATG and GTG) and one stop codon (TAA/TA-/T-). Phylogenetic analysis of the leopard catshark and 34 carcharhinid species showed that it clusters with two other scyliorhinid species (Cephaloscyllium umbratile and Scyliorhinus canicula) with 100% support.

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