The mitochondrial genome of Nyctalus noctula is a circular molecule of 17,478 bp in length, containing 22 transfer RNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNAs and a D-loop region. The overall A + T content of the H-strand is 61.4% (A 32.0%, T 29.4%, C 24.1% and G 14.5%). Among the 13 protein-coding genes, most of them begin with ATG as the start codon except for ND5 with ATA and ND2 and ND3 with ATT. ND1 and ND2 genes terminate with TAG as the stop codon, Cyt b ends with AGA, COIII, ND3 and ND4 genes end with an incomplete stop codon (T- -) and the other protein-coding genes end with TAA. In Bayesian inference (BI) and Maximum likelihood (ML) trees, we found that N. noctula is a sister clade to Pipistrellus abramus, and (Nyctalus + Pipistrellus) is a sister clade to (Chalinolobus + (Eptesicus + Vespertilio)) (1.00 in BI and 100% in ML).

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Keywords Chiroptera, Mitogenome, Nyctalus noctula, Phylogenetic relationship, Vespertilionidae
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Journal Mitochondrial DNA
Qian, K. (Kenan), Yu, D. (Danna), Cheng, H. (Hongyi), Storey, K, & Zhang, J. (Jiayong). (2015). The complete mitochondrial genome of Nyctalus noctula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27(4), 2365–2366. doi:10.3109/19401736.2015.1028032