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The Manchurian trout, Brachymystax lenok tsinlingensis, is endangered in Korea, where the southern range limit for this cold-freshwater fish occurs. In this study, the complete mitochondrial genome of Korean B. lenok tsinlingensis was sequenced and its genetic characteristics were identified. The mitogenome of B. lenok tsinlingensis comprises 16,748 base(More)
BACKGROUND Microsatellites, a special class of repetitive DNA sequence, have become one of the most popular genetic markers for population/conservation genetic studies. However, its application to endangered species has been impeded by high development costs, a lack of available sequences, and technical difficulties. The water deer Hydropotes inermis is the(More)
There has been very little effort to understand genetic divergence between wild and hatchery populations of masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou). In this study, we used mitochondrial (mt) NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 gene (ND5) and six polymorphic nuclear microsatellite DNA loci to compare the genetic variability in three hatchery broodstocks of masu salmon(More)
The population genetic structure and phylogeography of masu salmon were investigated by using variation in the mitochondrial NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 gene (ND5) and six polymorphic microsatellite loci among a total of 895 fish representing 18 populations collected from Japan (9), Russia (7), and Korea (2) from 2000 to 2008. An analysis of ND5 nucleotide(More)
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the most widely distributed terrestrial carnivore in the world, occurring throughout most of North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. In South Korea, however, this species has been drastically reduced due to habitat loss and poaching. Consequently, it is classified as an endangered species in Korea. As a first step of a(More)
Using a next-generation sequencing approach, we have developed 21 novel microsatellite markers in Brachymystax lenok tsinlingensis, an endangered freshwater fish species in Korea. All new microsatellite markers were successfully genotyped using 30 samples from 2 tributaries (BA and DMZ) of the Han River. These new microsatellite markers produced 102(More)
Here, we report the information about molecular and expression characterization of NR1 gene in chum salmon for the first time. The complete NR1 subunit showed a large open-reading frame of 2844 bp in the total length of 3193 bp, and this cDNA contained a coding region encoding 948 amino acids and a stop codon. The organization of the NR1 subunit of chum(More)
The Kumgang fat minnow (Rhynchocypris kumgangensis) is an endemic and critically endangered freshwater species in the Korean peninsula. Its genome is 16604 bp long and consists of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and a control region (CR). The gene order and composition of R. kumgangensis was similar to that of most other vertebrates.(More)
The mtDNA sequence of Pungtungia herzi in Korea comprises 16,599 nt and contains 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNAs and 22 tRNAs). The content and the arrangement of the genome of the Korean specimen were identical to that previously reported for a Japanese specimen, with 98.3% genetic similarity between the two complete mitogenomes. The pairwise(More)
The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Hydropotes inermis argyropus consists of 13 protein-coding, 22 tRNA, and two rRNA genes, and 1 control region (CR). Three overlaps among the 13 protein-coding genes were found: ATP8/ATP6, ND4L/ND4, and ND5/ND6. The CR was located between the tRNA-Pro and tRNA-Phe genes and is 928 bp in length. The typical(More)