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The complete mitochondrial genome of the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)


Dodt, WG and McComish, BJ and Nilsson, MA and Gibb, GC and Penny, D and Phillips, MJ, The complete mitochondrial genome of the eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), Mitochondrial DNA, 27, (2) pp. 1366-1367. ISSN 1940-1736 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3109/19401736.2014.947583


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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:grey kangaroo, Macropus, mitochondrion, mt genome, RNA-editing
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Genetics
Research Field:Genomics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:McComish, BJ (Dr Bennet McComish)
ID Code:100540
Year Published:2016 (online first 2014)
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2015-05-19
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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