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The marsupial mitochondrial genome and the evolution of placental mammals.

  title={The marsupial mitochondrial genome and the evolution of placental mammals.},
  author={Axel Janke and G Feldmaier-Fuchs and W. Kelley Thomas and Arndt von Haeseler and Svante P{\"a}{\"a}bo},
  volume={137 1},
The entire nucleotide sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the American opossum, Didelphis virginiana, was determined. Two major features distinguish this genome from those of other mammals. First, five tRNA genes around the origin of light strand replication are rearranged. Second, the anticodon of tRNA(Asp) is posttranscriptionally changed by an RNA editing process such that its coding capacity is altered. When the complete protein-coding region of the mitochondrial genome is used as an… 

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