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The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondrichthyes, Cetorhinidae)
Mitochondrial DNA
  • Jennifer Hester
  • Kimberly Atwater
  • Andrea M. Bernard, Nova Southeastern University
  • Malcom Francis
  • Mahmood S. Shivji, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-20-2013
Keywords
  • Cetorhinus maximus,
  • elasmobranch,
  • endangered shark,
  • mitogenome
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract
The basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) is the world’s second largest fish and the subject of strong conservation concern. Minimal genetic assessment exists for this globally distributed but regionally endangered species. We describe the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of C. maximus, obtained via polymerase chain reaction-based Sanger sequencing. The total length of the mitogenome is 16,670 bp and consists of 2 rRNAs, 22 tRNAs and 13 protein-coding genes. The base composition has an A + T bias (63.6%), as is often seen in other sharks. Gene order is equivalent to that found in most vertebrates.
ResearcherID
G-4080-2013
DOI
10.3109/19401736.2013.845762
Citation Information
Jennifer Hester, Kimberly Atwater, Andrea M. Bernard, Malcom Francis, et al.. "The Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus (Chondrichthyes, Cetorhinidae)" Mitochondrial DNA (2013) ISSN: 1940-1736
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahmood-shivji/111/