The complete mitochondrial genome of the invasive house crow Corvus splendens (Passeriformes: Corvidae)

Urszula Krzeminska, Robyn Fay Wilson, Sadequr Rahman, Beng Kah Song, Han Ming Gan, Tan Mun Hua, Christopher M Austin

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    Abstract

    Abstract The complete mitochondrial genome of the invasive house crow (Corvus splendens) was sequenced (GenBank accession number: KJ766304) using the MiSeq Personal Sequencer (Illumina, San Diego, CA). The mitochondrial genome is 16,962?bp in length, comprising 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes and a non-coding control region. The mitogenome structural organization is identical to that of the other Corvus species and related genera. The overall base composition of C. splendens is 30.65 for A, 29.71 for C, 14.84 for G and 24.80 for T, with an AT content of 55.45 . We propose to use full mitochondrial genome to address taxonomic issues and to study the population genetics of crows.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)974 - 975
    Number of pages2
    JournalMitochondrial DNA: The Journal of DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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