• 1 Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • 2 Forest Biodiversity Division, Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Selangor, Kepong, Malaysia
  • 3 Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Pagoh Higher Education Hub, Johor, Muar, Malaysia
  • 4 Section for Evolutionary Genomics, The GLOBE Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mitochondrial DNA B Resour, 2021 Feb 11;6(2):502-504.
PMID: 33628904 DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2021.1872433


Two mitogenomes of long-tailed giant rat, Leopoldamys sabanus (Thomas, 1887), which belongs to the family Muridae were sequenced and assembled in this study. Both mitogenomes have a length of 15,973 bp and encode 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 22 transfer RNA genes, two ribosomal RNA genes and one control region. The circular molecule of L. sabanus has a typical vertebrate gene arrangement. Phylogenetic and BLASTn analysis using 10 Leopoldamys species mitogenomes revealed sequence variation occurred within species from different time zones. Along with the taxonomic issues, this suggests a landscape change might influence genetic connectivity.

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