Mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic white shark

Published on 22. November 2016

Mitochondrial genome of an Atlantic white shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Nicholas J. Marra, Minghui Wang, Qi Sun, Paulina D. Pavinski Bitar, Michael J. Stanhope & Mahmood S. Shivji


Here we report the first full mitochondrial genome sequence for a white shark caught in the Atlantic Ocean. The mitochondrial genome is 16,745 bp in length and contains 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes, and a non-coding control region. The base composition of this mtDNA lineage is A: 30.7%, C: 26.9%, G: 13.8%, and T: 28.6%. In concordance with previous population genetic studies, the Atlantic caught individual forms a separate lineage from individuals caught on either side of the Pacific Ocean. (…)

Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Resources Volume 1, 2016 – Issue 1,
DOI 10.1080/23802359.2016.1222248



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