Mitochondrial DNA, vol.27, no.2, pp.1243-1244, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
Alburnus tarichi is the only vertebrate species that can survive in Lake Van, the largest soda lake on Earth, which is characterized by extremely high pH and salinity. The circular mitogenomes of A. tarichi was 16,602 base pairs in size, containing 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), 2 rRNA genes, 22 tRNA genes, and 2 major non-coding control regions (D-Loop and O-L). Congurence was observed between the Alburnus mtDNAs in terms of genome organization, base composition, gene arrangement, and tRNA structure. Mitogenome sequences may be useful for conservation efforts of this endangered species.