Annotated mitochondrial genome assemblies for two sand lances (genus: Ammodytes) from the northwest Atlantic

John B. Horne, Meghan C. McBride, Jackie Lighten, Ian R. Bradbury, Paul Bentzen

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Complete mitochondrial genomes of two northwest Atlantic sand lances (Ammodytes americanus and Ammodytes dubius) were sequenced, assembled, and annotated. Both genomes were 16 519 bp in length and were differentiated by a genetic distance of only 0.01. Furthermore, mitochondrial gene annotations were identical for both species. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that divergence between the two species was shallow, relative to other members of the genus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4607-4608
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA
Issue number6
Early online date7 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Ammodytidae
  • fish
  • Uranoscopiformes

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