" In this study we report the first complete and annotated mitochondrial genome of the Mexican blind brotula, Typhlias pearsei, a troglobitic cavefish endemic to the Yucatán peninsula karst aquifer in southeastern Mexico. Genomic sequencing was accomplished via next generation sequencing (NGS). The resulting mitogenome is 16,813 bp long and, as in most vertebrates, consists of a total of 37 genes (13 PCGs, 2 rRNAs, 22 tRNAs) and two non-coding regions (control region and origin of the light strand replication). Other than a rearrangement in the position of two tRNAs (shuffling between tRNA-Ile and tRNA-Gln), the mitogenome of T. pearsei exhibits a genomic composition and organization similar to that of most teleost mitogenomes. Besides offering this valuable genomic resource for future studies, the resulting mitogenome was used in a comparative context to test the current higher-level taxonomy of ophidiiform fishes and to examine the phylogenetic position of T. pearsei among viviparous brotulas. Our phylogenetic results confirm those from the most comprehensive molecular phylogenetic study of the group "
Classification: Genes and genetics.
Reference in bibliography for species (1)
Arroyave, Jairo & Adán Fernando Mar‐Silva, Píndaro Díaz-Jaimes. 2022. "The complete mitochondrial genome of the Mexican blind brotula Typhlias pearsei (Ophidiiformes: Dinematichthydae): an endemic and troglomorphic cavefish from the Yucatán Peninsula karst aquifer". Mitochondrial DNA Part B. 7(6):1151–1153. DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2022.2087558 (ffm01171) (abstract)