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Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 369–371 | Cite as

Complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Przewalski’s gazelle (Procapra przewalskii)

  • Zhidan Xiang
  • Jie Yang
  • Harrison Odion Ikhumhen
  • Chengye Sheng
  • Linda Wong
  • Xiaodong Ren
  • Jinfeng ZhouEmail author
  • Wen WangEmail author
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Abstract

Przewalski’s gazelle (Procapra przewalskii) is one of the most endangered species listed in the IUCN Red List. It is endemic to China and a flagship species in the eastern part of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Here, we assembled the complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of P. przewalskii for the first time. Moreover, we conducted the phylogenetic analysis including other 11 species of subfamily Antilopinae and two species of subfamily Caprinaeas as outgroups. The complete mitogenome of P. przewalskii was 17,376 bp in length, and contained 13 protein-coding genes (PCG), two ribosomal RNA genes (12S rRNA and 16S rRNA), 22 transfer RNA (tRNA) genes and a non-coding control region (D-loop). Among the tRNA genes, both the tRNASer and tRNALeu had a replication. The base content of the mitogenome was that A, C, G and T occupied 33.9, 24.5, 13.3 and 28.3%, respectively. The GC content was 37.8% accordingly. The molecular phylogenetic analysis showed that Przewalski’s gazelle had a close relationship with Mongolian gazelle (P. gutturosa).

Keywords

Przewalski’s gazelle (Procapra przewalskiiMitochondrial genome Phylogenetic analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Dr. Kun Wang and Ms. Qingmiao Ren for their help in preparing the manuscript.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhidan Xiang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jie Yang
    • 3
  • Harrison Odion Ikhumhen
    • 4
    • 5
  • Chengye Sheng
    • 1
  • Linda Wong
    • 4
  • Xiaodong Ren
    • 4
  • Jinfeng Zhou
    • 4
    Email author
  • Wen Wang
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Kunming Institute of ZoologyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.University of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Center for Ecological and Environmental SciencesNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina
  4. 4.China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development FoundationBeijingChina
  5. 5.School of Energy and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Science and Technology BeijingBeijingChina

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