The first complete mitogenome of Cervus canadensis nannodes (Merriam, 1905)

Mitochondrial DNA Part B, Resources 5 (3): 2294-2296

Hyo-Jin Kim, Ji-Yong Hwang, Kyung-Je Park, Hoo-Chang Park, Hae-Eun Kang, Jongsun Park* & Hyun-Joo Sohn*
Genbank accessions MT430939  | 
Cervus canadensis nannodes (Merriam, 1905) is one of the subspecies of elk distributed only in California, USA. We completed the first mitogenome of C. canadensis nannodes. Its length is 16,428 bp, which is in middle among 24 available Cervus mitogenomes. It contains 37 genes (13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNAs, and 22 tRNAs). Phylogenetic trees show that C. c. nannodes was clustered with some subspecies of C. elaphus. Number of inter-subspecific variations between C. c. nannodes and C. e. alxaicus are relatively small in comparison to intraspecific variations of insect and fish mitogenomes and plant chloroplast genomes.