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Complete mitochondrial genome of the Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus (Phasianidae), with phylogenetic implication
- Chen, Yang, Li, Fengjun, Zhang, Qi, Wang, Qiong
- Conservation genetics resources 2018 v.10 no.4 pp. 877-880
- Lophophorus impejanus, Lophophorus lhuysii, conservation genetics, genes, mitochondrial genome, phylogeny, ribosomes, threatened species, transfer RNA, vertebrates, China
- The Himalayan Monal Lophophorus impejanus is listed as National First Class Protected Animal in China, and also listed as Near Threatened species recently by the red list of China’s vertebrates. In this study, the complete mitogenome sequence of the Himalayan Monal was determined for the first time. The mitogenome is a circular molecule of 16,709 bp in length, containing 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosome RNA genes, 22 transfer RNA genes and one non-coding regions. We also examine its phylogenetic position with respect to other eight Galliformes species. Tree constructed using Bayesian phylogenetic methods demonstrated L. impejanus as a sister to Lophophorus lhuysii. Our data would provide useful information for application in conservation genetics and evolution for the threatened species.