Three complete mitochondrial genomes of shortfin mako sharks

Published on
11 April 2022

Three complete mitochondrial genomes of shortfin mako sharks, Isurus oxyrinchus, from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Marissa R. Mehlrose, Andrea M. Bernard, Kimberly A. Finnegan, Lauren E. Krausfeldt, Jose V. Lopez & Mahmood S. Shivji


We present complete mitogenome sequences of three shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) sampled from the western Pacific, and eastern and western Atlantic oceans. Mitogenome sequence lengths ranged between 16,699 bp and 16,702 bp, and all three mitogenomes contained one non-coding control region, two rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and 13 protein-coding genes. Comparative assessment of five mitogenomes from globally distributed shortfin makos (the current three and two previously published mitogenomes) yielded 98.4% identity, with the protein-coding genes ATP8, ATP6, and ND5 as the most variable regions (sequence identities of 96.4%, 96.5%, and 97.6%, respectively). These mitogenome sequences contribute resources for assessing the genetic population dynamics of this endangered oceanic apex predator.

Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 7:4, 652-654, DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2022.2060768


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