Complete mitochondrial genome of the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella).
The Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) is an abundant Antarctic otariid. Here, we present the complete mitochondrial DNA sequence of this species, which includes 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, and the control region for a total length of 16,156 bp. A phylogenetic analysis including all 25 publically available pinniped mitogenomes nested the Antarctic fur seal within the Otariid clade, which was clearly resolved from the Phocidae and Odobenidae.
Authors: Nagel, Rebecca, Forcada, Jaume ORCID record for Jaume Forcada, Hoffman, Joseph I.