Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 233–236 | Cite as

Complete mitochondrial genome of the Burmese Short-Tailed Shrew, Blarinella wardi (Mammalia, Soricidae)

Methods and Resources Article


The Burmese Short-Tailed Shrew, Blarinella wardi, is distributed in western Yunnan, southwest Sichuan and Myanmar. It has been listed as Near Threatened (NT) species recently by the red list of China’s vertebrates. We firstly obtained complete mitochondrial genome of Blarinella wardi. In this study, the complete mitogenome sequence is 16,951 bp in length, containing 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosomal RNA genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, and two non-coding regions. Several repeat elements were identified in the non-coding control region (D-loop). This report provides basic data to application in conservation genetics and evolution for this near threatened species.


Complete mitochondrial genome Burmese Short-Tailed Shrew Blarinella wardi Conservation genetics 



We are very grateful to Rui Liao from Sichuan Academy of Forestry for providing sample for this study. This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31470110; 31607388); The Key Project of Education Department of Sichuan Province (17ZA0324). The Project of Chengdu Municipal Science and Technology Bureau (2015-HM01-00134-SF; 2015-NY02-00369-NC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fengjun Li
    • 1
  • Xuming Wang
    • 1
  • Qi Zhang
    • 1
  • Haijun Jiang
    • 1
  • Haixue Wei
    • 1
  • Qing Wang
    • 1
  • Shunde Chen
    • 1
  • Shaoying Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Life SciencesSichuan Normal UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Sichuan Academy of ForestryChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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