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The phylogeny of the Anderson’s White-bellied Rat (Niviventer andersoni) based on complete mitochondrial genomes provides insight into its evolutionary history
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  • Shujing Liu,
  • Lili Fu,
  • Jihua Zhou,
  • Jizhou Lv,
  • Zhongyang Tan,
  • Yunzhi Zhang,
  • Xingyi Ge
Shujing Liu
Hunan University

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Lili Fu
Dali University
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Jihua Zhou
Yunnan Institute of Endemic Diseases Control and Prevention
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Jizhou Lv
Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine Institute of Animal Quarantine
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Zhongyang Tan
Hunan University
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Yunzhi Zhang
Dali University
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Xingyi Ge
Hunan University
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Anderson’s White-bellied Rat, Niviventer andersoni (Thomas, 1911) (Muridae, Niviventer) is an species endemic to China. In the present study, we have sequenced the first complete mitochondrial genome of N. andersoni using next-generation sequencing. The 16,291 bp mitochondrial genome consists of 22 transfer RNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes (PCGs), two ribosomal RNA genes, and one non-coding control region (D-Loop). Phylogenetic analyses of the nucleotide sequences of all 13 PCGs, PCGs minus ND6 and the entire mitogenome sequence except for the D-loop, produce nearly identical, well-resolved topologies. Our results support that N. andersoni clustered with N. excelsior and form a sister group with N. confucianus, and they statistically reject the hypothesis from one cytochrome b (cytb) gene tree that N. confucianus is sister to N. fulvescens. Our research may be helpful to further reconsideration of clearer taxonomy and improve our understanding of mitogenomic evolution in the genus Niviventer.
12 Jun 2021Submitted to Ecology and Evolution
14 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
14 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
07 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Oct 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Oct 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
31 Dec 20211st Revision Received
31 Dec 2021Submission Checks Completed
31 Dec 2021Assigned to Editor
31 Dec 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
05 Jan 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
24 Jan 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
29 Jan 20222nd Revision Received
29 Jan 2022Submission Checks Completed
29 Jan 2022Assigned to Editor
29 Jan 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
04 Feb 2022Editorial Decision: Accept