Complete mitochondrial genome of Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus (Ciconiiformes: Charadriidae)

  title={Complete mitochondrial genome of Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus (Ciconiiformes: Charadriidae)},
  author={Huishang She and Guanghong Zhao and Lizhi Zhou and Changming Gu},
  journal={Mitochondrial DNA Part A},
  pages={3120 - 3121}
Abstract The Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) is a Vanellus bird belonging to the group Ciconiiformes, which breeds in northeast China and Japan. In this study, we sequenced its complete mitochondrial genome by PCR-based method. The mitochondrial DNA is packaged in a compact 17,135 based pair (bp) circular molecule with A + T content of 55.14%. It contains 37 typical mitochondrial genes, including 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNAs and 22 tRNAs and a non-coding control region (D-loop). All… 

Complete mitochondrial genome of the gray-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China

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  • Biology
    Nucleic acids research
  • 1999
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