The mitochondrial genome of the little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), is a circular molecule of 17,038 bp in length, containing 22 transfer RNAs genes, 13 protein-coding genes, two ribosomal RNAs, and one D-loop region. The A + T content of the overall base composition of the H-strand is 63.2% with individual nucleotides comprising T 29.8%, C 23.4%, A 33.3%, and G 13.5%. In BI and ML trees, we found M. lucifugus is a sister clade to M. brandtii, Myotis is a sister clade to Murina, and Pipistrellus is a sister clade to (Chalinolobus + (Eptesicus + Vespertilio)) (1.00 in BI, >100% in ML). The monophyly of Myotis, Murina, and Plecotus is well supported (1.00 in BI, 100% in ML).

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Keywords Chiroptera, Mitogenome, Myotis lucifugus, Vespertilionidae
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Journal Mitochondrial DNA
Yu, D. (Danna), Qian, K. (Kenan), Storey, K, Hu, Y. (Yizhong), & Zhang, J. (Jiayong). (2015). The complete mitochondrial genome of Myotis lucifugus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27(4), 2423–2424. doi:10.3109/19401736.2015.1030625