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The complete mitogenome of the Mountain chicken frog, Leptodactylus fallax

White, Nina F. D., Cunningham, Andrew A., Hudson, Michael A. and Orozco Ter Wengel, Pablo ORCID: 2021. The complete mitogenome of the Mountain chicken frog, Leptodactylus fallax. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 6 (4) , pp. 1372-1373. 10.1080/23802359.2021.1907809

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The mountain chicken frog (Leptodactylus fallax) is a critically endangered frog native to the Caribbean islands of Dominica and Montserrat. Over the past 25 years their populations have declined by over 85%, largely due to a chytridiomycosis outbreak that nearly wiped out the Montserratian population. Within the context of developing tools that can aid in the conservation of the mountain chicken frog, we assembled its complete mitochondrial genome, contributing the first complete mitogenome of the genus Leptodactylus (Genbank Accession number MW260634). The circular genome is 18,669 bp long and contains 37 genes. A phylogenetic analysis reveals that L. fallax forms a clade with Leptodactylus melanonotus, highlighting the close relationship of Leptodactylus spp. relative to other species from the superfamily Hyloidea included in the analysis.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Additional Information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (
ISSN: 2380-2359
Funders: BBSRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 April 2021
Date of Acceptance: 21 March 2021
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 07:41

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