Complete sequence and gene organization of the mitochondrial genome of Asio flammeus (Strigiformes, strigidae)

Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016 Jul;27(4):2665-7. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1043538. Epub 2015 May 18.


The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome was determined for Asio flammeus, which is distributed widely in geography. The length of the complete mitochondrial genome was 18,966 bp, containing 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), and 1 non-coding region (D-loop). All the genes were distributed on the H-strand, except for the ND6 subunit gene and eight tRNA genes which were encoded on the L-strand. The D-loop of A. flammeus contained many tandem repeats of varying lengths and repeat numbers. The molecular-based phylogeny showed that our species acted as the sister group to A. capensis and the supported Asio was the monophyletic group.

Keywords: Asio flammeus; mitochondrial genome; phylogenetic analysis.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
  • Genome, Mitochondrial / genetics*
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • RNA, Transfer / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Strigiformes / classification
  • Strigiformes / genetics*


  • DNA, Mitochondrial
  • RNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Transfer