CIE Spotlight: Mitochondrial genomes and phylogenetic relationships of Lates japonicus, Lates niloticus, and Psammoperca waigiensis (Perciformes: Latidae)

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Authors: Gan, Han Ming; Takahashi, Hiroshi; Hammer, Michael P.; Tan, Mun Hua; Lee, Yin Peng; Voss, Jasmyn M.; Austin, Christopher M.

Source: MITOCHONDRIAL DNA PART B-RESOURCES (Published online: 6 Feb 2017)

Brief summary of the paper: The complete mitochondrial genomes of four fish species of the commercially important family Latidae were sequenced using the Illumina MiSeq, thereby significantly increasing the mitogenomic resources for the family.

Whole mitogenome-based phylogenetic analysis supports the monophyly of the genus Lates and more generally the family Latidae. The mitogenome sequences from this study will be useful for future assessments of the diversity within and between Lates species and studies of phylogenetic relationships within the diverse and taxonomically challenging perciform fishes.