Cetacean mitochondrial DNA control region: sequences of all extant baleen whales and two sperm whale species.

  title={Cetacean mitochondrial DNA control region: sequences of all extant baleen whales and two sperm whale species.},
  author={{\'U}lfur {\'A}rnason and Anette Gullberg and Bengt Widegren},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={10 5},
The sequence of the mitochondrial control region was determined in all 10 extant species commonly assigned to the suborder Mysticeti (baleen or whalebone whales) and to two odontocete (toothed whale) species (the sperm and the pygmy sperm whale). [] Key Result In the mysticetes, both the length and the sequence of the control region were very similar, with differences occurring primarily in the first approximately 160 bp of the 5' end of the L-strand of the region.

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