Complete mitochondrial genome of the invasive semi-aquatic mammal, nutria Myocastor coypus (Rodentia; Myocastoridae)

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Complete mitochondrial genome of the invasive semi-aquatic mammal, nutria Myocastor coypus (Rodentia; Myocastoridae)
Author(s)
D H Lee; Moo-Seung Lee; Y C Kim; I R Kim; Hye Kwon Kim; Dae Gwin Jeong; J R Lee; Ji Hyung Kim
Bibliographic Citation
Conservation Genetics Resources, vol. 10, pp. 613-616
Publication Year
2018
Abstract
The nutria or coypu (Myocastor coypus, Molina, 1782) is one of the world’s worst invasive alien species. Nutria have significant harmful effects on natural ecosystems and agricultural industries on a global scale, including in South Korea. Herein, we report the complete mitochondrial genome of M. coypus. The 16,874 bp sequenced genome exhibited a typical rodential mitochondrial gene arrangement, and consisted of the typical set of 37 genes, one replication origin, and a D-loop. The mitogenome of nutria displayed the highest similarity with that of Cuvier’s spiny rat, Proechimys cuvieri, and was distinct from that of the house mouse, Mus musculus. Multigene phylogenetic analysis also revealed that M. coypus was well clustered with other species in Myocastorini, and the overall tree topology accorded well with recent molecular phylogenetic analysis of South American spiny rats. The results will provide information fundamental for the scientific management of the nutria populations in South Korea.
Keyword
Invasive alien speciesManagementNutriaPopulationSouth Korea
ISSN
1877-7252
Publisher
Springer
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12686-017-0877-z
Type
Article
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Division of Biomaterials Research > Bionanotechnology Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
Division of Research on National Challenges > Infectious Disease Research Center > 1. Journal Articles
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