The complete mitochondrial genome of Alligator mississippiensis and the separation between recent archosauria (birds and crocodiles).

  title={The complete mitochondrial genome of Alligator mississippiensis and the separation between recent archosauria (birds and crocodiles).},
  author={Axel Janke and {\'U}lfur {\'A}rnason},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={14 12},
The complete mitochondrial genome of the alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, was sequenced. The size of the molecule is 16,642 nucleotides. Previously reported rearrangements of tRNAs in crocodile mitochondrial genomes were confirmed and, relative to mammals, no other deviations of gene order were observed. The analysis of protein-coding genes of the alligator showed an evolutionary rate that is roughly the same as in mammals. Thus, the evolutionary rate in the alligator is faster than that… 

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