Characterization of the mitochondrial genome of Rousettus leschenaulti

  title={Characterization of the mitochondrial genome of Rousettus leschenaulti},
  author={Michał Wojciech Szcześniak and Misako Yoneda and Hiroki Sato and Izabela Makałowska and Shigeru Kyuwa and Sumio Sugano and Yutaka Suzuki and Wojciech Makałowski and Chieko Kai},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA},
  pages={443 - 444}
Abstract We present a complete sequence of mitochondrial genome of echolocating megabat Rousettus leschenaulti (16,704 nt, GenBank record KC702803) and provide its annotation. We also show that phylogenetic analysis based on mitochondrial genomes of eighteen bat species, including R. leschenaulti, supports division of Chiroptera into Yinpterochiroptera and Yangochiroptera. 

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  • Biology
    DNA research : an international journal for rapid publication of reports on genes and genomes
  • 2020
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Figure 1. Maximum likelihood cladogram of eighteen chiropteran mitochondrial genomes