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Complete nucleotide mtDNA sequence of Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia)

Mereu, Paolo and Palici di Suni, Marcella and Manca, Laura and Masala, Bruno Lucio (2008) Complete nucleotide mtDNA sequence of Barbary sheep (Ammotragus lervia). DNA Sequence, Vol. 19 (3), p. 241-245. eISSN 1042-5179. Article.

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DOI: 10.1080/10425170701550599


In this report we describe the complete sequence of the mtDNA genome of Ammotragus lervia (Barbary sheep or aoudad) as obtained by PCR and sequencing with primer walking using flanking sequences. The molecule is 16,530 base pairs in length, resulting similar to those of goat and sheep. The genome organization matches to those of other mammalian mitochondrial genomes. The phylogenetic position of the Ammotragus relative to twelve other mammalian species was assessed based on protein-coding sequences. A goat-aoudad split of 9.9-8.9 MYBP has been estimated, whereas the divergence ancestor/caprines was dated at 12.1-10.8 MYBP.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:3071
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ammotragus lervia, barbary sheep, mitochondrial genome, sequencing, evolution
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/10 Biochimica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 02 Centri > Centro di eccellenza interdisc. sviluppo ricerca biotecnologica e studio biodiversità della Sardegna e dell'area mediterranea
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze fisiologiche, biochimiche e cellulari
Publisher:Informa Healthcare
Deposited On:30 Sep 2009 13:33

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