The complete mitochondrial genome of Odorrana hainanensis (Anura: Ranidae)
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The Chinese Hainan odorous frog, Odorrana hainanensis, is an IUCN red-listed vulnerable species found primarily in forests in Hainan, China. In this study, we firstly report the complete mitochondrial genome of O. hainanensis, which was 17986 bp in length, containing 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs (tRNAs), two rRNA genes, and a putative control region. Phylogenetic analysis based on the concatenated data set of two rRNAs and 13 protein-coding genes indicated that the O. hainanensis was clustered with O. schmackeri. This work will provide a set of useful data on further molecular evolution studies of this endangered species.
KeywordsOdorrana hainanensis Mitochondrial genome Protein-coding genes
The authors are especially indebted to Pro. Naifa Liu of Lanzhou University for his thoughtful suggestions and technical help. We thank Ya’nan Fan and Li Ding of Lanzhou University for their technical help, and Zhenhua Luo of Central China Normal University for his suggestions. We are grateful to the following forest rangers: Honghua Sun, Guangcai Li, Liyue Liu, Yiwen Liang, Qing Chen and Shixing Li for their assistance in field work. Jiangyong Qu of Shandong YanTai University, Sheng Zhang of Hainan Wuzhishan Forestry Bureau, Lei Liu and Hongxu Mi of Hainan Yinggeling National Nature Reserve are acknowledged for help in this work. This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 31172104 and 31471988) and funds of the Special Investigation of Population and Habitat Resources of Odorrana hainanensis, the Second Survey of National Terrestrial Wildlife Resources of China.
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