Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Himalayan Griffon, Gyps himalayensis (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae) : Sequence, structure, and phylogenetic analyses

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Jiang , L , Peng , L , Tang , M , You , Z , Zhang , M , West , A , Ruan , Q , Chen , W & Merilä , J 2019 , ' Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Himalayan Griffon, Gyps himalayensis (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae) : Sequence, structure, and phylogenetic analyses ' , Ecology and Evolution , vol. 9 , no. 15 , pp. 8813-8828 . https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5433

Title: Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Himalayan Griffon, Gyps himalayensis (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae) : Sequence, structure, and phylogenetic analyses
Author: Jiang, Lichun; Peng, Liqing; Tang, Min; You, Zhangqiang; Zhang, Min; West, Andrea; Ruan, Qiping; Chen, Wei; Merilä, Juha
Contributor organization: Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Ecological Genetics Research Unit
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Date: 2019-07-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 16
Belongs to series: Ecology and Evolution
ISSN: 2045-7758
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5433
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/305169
Abstract: This is the first study to describe the mitochondrial genome of the Himalayan Griffon, Gyps himalayensis, which is an Old World vulture belonging to the family Accipitridae and occurring along the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau. Its mitogenome is a closed circular molecule 17,381 bp in size containing 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA coding genes, two rRNA-coding genes, a control region (CR), and an extra pseudo-control region (CCR) that are conserved in most Accipitridae mitogenomes. The overall base composition of the G. himalayensis mitogenome is 24.55% A, 29.49% T, 31.59% C, and 14.37% G, which is typical for bird mitochondrial genomes. The alignment of the Accipitridae species control regions showed high levels of genetic variation and abundant AT content. At the 5 ' end of the domain I region, a long continuous poly-C sequence was found. Two tandem repeats were found in the pseudo-control regions. Phylogenetic analysis with Bayesian inference and maximum likelihood based on 13 protein-coding genes indicated that the relationships at the family level were (Falconidae + (Cathartidae + (Sagittariidae + (Accipitridae + Pandionidae))). In the Accipitridae clade, G. himalayensis is more closely related to Aegypius monachus than to Spilornis cheela. The complete mitogenome of G. himalayensis provides a potentially useful resource for further exploration of the taxonomic status and phylogenetic history of Gyps species.
Subject: Accipitridae
genome organization
Gyps himalayensis
mitochondrial genome
phylogenetic status
COMPLETE NUCLEOTIDE-SEQUENCE
PSEUDO-CONTROL REGIONS
OLD-WORLD VULTURES
TRANSFER-RNA GENES
D-LOOP REGION
EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY
MAJOR LINEAGES
BIRDS
AVES
MODEL
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
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