Zoological Research ›› 2010, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (4): 333-344.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2010.04333

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Sequencing and Analysis of the Complete Mitochondrial Genome of Pseudopodoces humilis (Aves, Paridae)

YANG Chao 1, LEI Fu-Min 2, HUANG Yuan 1,*   

  1. 1. School of Life Sciences, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710062, China; 2. Key Laboratory of the Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2010-01-11 Revised:2010-04-07 Online:2010-08-22 Published:2010-08-22
  • Contact: HUANG Yuan E-mail:yuanh@snnu.edu.cn
  • About author:YANG Chao


The complete sequence of Pseudopodoces humilis mitochondrial genome was determined by using long PCR and conserved primers walking approaches. The results showed that the entire mitochondrial genome of Pseudopodoces humilis was 16 809 bp in length with 52.9% A+T content, and the 37 genes had the same gene order with that of Gallus gallus. All protein coding genes of the Pseudopodoces humilis mitochondrial genome started with ATG codon, except for COIwith GTG. For terminate codon usage, most of genes terminate with codons TAA or TAG, ND1 and ND5 were AGA, COII was AGG, and the COIII and ND4 genes had an incomplete termination codon (T). The secondary structures of 22 tRNA were predicted, all tRNA can form typical secondary structure, except tRNASer ( AGN ) with an absence of DHU arm, and tRNAPhe with an extra nucleotide inserted in the TψC arm. The predicted secondary structures of 12S rRNA and 16S rRNA exhibit 47 helics in 3 structural domains and 60 helics in 6 domains, respectively. The control region of Pseudopodoces humilis located between tRNAGlu and tRNAPhe with 1 240 bp in length, and has structure domains found in that of the other birds.

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