Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Patagonian blenny, Eleginops maclovinus (Perciformes: Eleginopidae) with phylogenetic consideration
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Patagonian blenny (Eleginops maclovinus) is the only member of Eleginopidae family. It has been an important resource for Chilean artisanal fishermen communities, however, capture volumes have progressively decreased over last decades likely because overfishing, and concerns for conservation of this species have rised. In this work, mitochondrial DNA of E. maclovinus was fully sequenced using NGS technology. The mitochondrial genome is 16,960 bp long, showing high similarity with other Antarctic fishes. Phylogenetic analysis showed E. maclovinus closer to Nototheniidae and Channichthyidae families within Notothenioidei suborder. As conclusion, we obtained and described the complete mitogenome from E. maclovinus, which constitute a valuable and useful resource for population genetic study and monitoring, as well as for further conservation efforts on this species.
KeywordsPatagonian blenny Eleginops maclovinus Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Phylogenetic analysis
This work was financially supported by FONDECYT Project No. 1151315 (JGF), FONDECYT Postdoctoral project No. 3160572 (RD) and CONICYT National Doctorate Scholarships (MLE, EF, PUR). This research was also supported by the supercomputing infrastructure of NLHPC (ECM-02) at Centro de Excelencia de Modelación y Computación Científica of Universidad de La Frontera. Special thanks to Dr. Silvana Bravo and Ms. Stefanía E. Short for their technical assistance. The datasets used and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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