The assembly and annotation of the complete Rufous-bellied thrush mitochondrial genome

Pablo Gomes de Sá, Adonney Veras, Carla Suertegaray Fontana, Alexandre Aleixo, Tibério Burlamaqui, Claudio Vianna Mello, Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, Francisco Prosdocimi, Rommel Ramos, Maria Schneider, Artur Silva

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Among known bird species, oscines are one of the few groups that produce complex vocalizations due to vocal learning. One of the most conspicuous oscine passerines in southeastern South America is the Rufous-bellied Thrush, Turdus rufiventris. The complete mitochondrial genome of this species was sequenced with the Illumina HiSeq platform (Illumina Inc., San Diego, CA), assembled using MITObim software and annotated by MITOS web server and Artemis software. This mitogenome contained 16 669 bases, organized as 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNAs, two ribosomal RNAs, and a control region (d-loop). The sequencing of the Rufous-bellied Thrush mitochondrial genome is of particular interest for better understanding of population genetics and phylogeography of the Turdidae family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-232
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part A: DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 4 2017


  • Mitogenome
  • next-generation sequencing
  • Turdus rufiventris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology


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