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    The complete mitochondrial genome of the Indochinese jackal (Canis aureus cruesemanni) and its relationship to other subspecies of golden jackal
    (Mitochondrial DNA Part B., 2022) Sosale, Medhini S.; Songsasen, Nucharin; Ibis, Osman; Edwards, Cody; Figueiró, Henrique V.; Koepfli, Klaus-Peter
    The Indochinese jackal (Canis aureus cruesemanni) is a subspecies of the golden jackal (Canis aureus) found in Southeast Asia. While this species has been genetically studied in Europe, the Middle East, and India, current research is lacking on the population(s) in Southeast Asia. Using a genome skimming approach, we assembled the first complete mitochondrial genome for an Indochinese jackal from Thailand. The annotated mitogenome contained 37 genes and is 16,729 bps in length. Phylogenetic analysis with 21 additional canid mitogenomes, along with analyses of a cytochrome b gene-only data set, supports the Indochinese jackal as a distinct lineage, and therefore subspecies, among golden jackals.
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    First complete mitochondrial genome of the Saharan striped polecat (Ictonyx libycus) and its phylogenetic relationships within Mustelidae
    (2022-06) Gray, Autumn; Brito, José C.; Edwards, Cody W.; Figueiró, Henrique V.; Koepfli, Klaus-Peter
    The Saharan striped polecat (Ictonyx libycus) is endemic to Africa, inhabiting the edges of the Saharan Desert. Little is known about the biology or genetic status of this member of the weasel family (Mustelidae). We present the first complete mitochondrial genome of the Saharan striped polecat, assembled from data generated using a genome skimming approach. The assembled mitogenome is 16,549 bps in length and consists of 37 genes including 13 protein-coding genes, 2 rRNAs, 22 tRNAs, and a control region. Phylogenetic analysis confirmed the placement of the Saharan striped polecat within the subfamily Ictonychinae and supports revision of the taxonomy of the genera Ictonyx and Poecilogale.