The mitochondrial genomes of the white - tailed praire dog Cynomys leucurus and black-tailed prairie dog C. ludovicianus (Rodentia: Sciuridae) are circular molecules of 16,454 bp and 16,466 bp in length, respectively, containing 37 genes as in other Rodentia species. The A + T content of the overall base composition of the H-strand is 63.0% and 62.6% for C. leucurus and C. ludovicianus, respectively. The control region of the C. leucurus and C. ludovicianus mt genome is 1012 bp in length, and the A + T content of this region is 63.5% and 62.0%, respectively. Nucleotide sequence divergence of the mt genome (p distance) between C. leucurus and C. ludovicianus was 4.0%.

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Keywords Black-tailed prairie dog, Genome arrangement, Mitogenome, White-tailed prairie dog
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Journal Mitochondrial DNA
Li, B. (Bingfei), Yu, D. (Danna), Cheng, H. (Hongyi), Storey, K, & Zhang, J. (Jiayong). (2016). The complete mitochondrial genomes of Cynomys leucurus and C. ludovicianus (Rodentia: Sciuridae). Mitochondrial DNA, 27(5), 3295–3296. doi:10.3109/19401736.2015.1015010