Complete mitochondrial genome of Sri Lankan Junglefowl (Gallus lafayetti) and phylogenetic study

Nalini Yasoda Hirimuthugoda, Adeniyi C. Adeola*, Xing Chen, Patthamesthrige Wimal Anthony Perera, Weligalle Wedarallage Dewar Asoka Gunawardena, Humpita Gamaralalage Thilini Nisanka Gunwardana, Ting Ting Yin, Ming Shan Wang, Gui Mei Li, Min Sheng Peng, Ya Ping Zhang

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The complete mitochondrial genomes of two Sri Lankan junglefowl (Gallus lafayetti: CJF) individuals were sequenced by using next-generation sequencing technique. Samples were collected from Rathnapura and Pelmadulla areas in Sri Lanka. The complete mitochondrial DNA is 16,839 bp in length, with a typical mitogenome structure composed of a non-coding control region, 22 tRNA, two rRNA, and 13 protein-coding genes. Overall base composition is 30% A, 23.9% T, 32.3% C, and 13.6% G indicating high content of 54.0% A + T for both individuals. Phylogenetic analysis reveals that CJF samples cluster with the clade of the green junglefowl (Gallus varius) and red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) than to grey junglefowl (Gallus sonerattii: GyJF). This result can be subsequently used to provide essential information for junglefowl evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-84
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Sri Lankan junglefowl
  • next-generation sequencing
  • phylogenetic analysis


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