The complete mitochondrial genome of a European fire-bellied toad (Bombina bombina) from Germany

  • The European fire-bellied toad, Bombina bombina, is a small aquatic toad belonging to the family Bombinatoridae. The species is native to the lowlands of Central and Eastern Europe, where population numbers have been in decline in recent past decades. Here, we present the first complete mitochondrial genome of the endangered European fire-bellied toad from Northern Germany recovered using iterative mapping. Phylogenetic analyses including other representatives of the Bombinatoridae placed our German specimen as sister to a Polish B. bombina sequence with high support. This finding is congruent with the postulated Pleistocene history of the species. Our complete mitochondrial genome represents an important resource for further population analysis of the European fire-bellied toad, especially those found within Germany.

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Author:Binia De CahsanORCiD, Michael V Westbury, Hauke Drews, Ralph TiedemannORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Mitochondrial DNA Part B
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Date of first Publication:2019/01/14
Year of Completion:2019
Release Date:2019/01/18
Tag:Fire-bellied toad; conservation genetics; mitogenome; population delimitation
Bombina bombina
Page Number:3
First Page:498
Last Page:500
Funder:Universität Potsdam
Grant Number:PA 2018_87
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Biochemie und Biologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Peer Review:Referiert
Grantor:Publikationsfonds der Universität Potsdam
Publication Way:Open Access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 4.0 International
Notes extern:Zweitveröffentlichung in der Schriftenreihe Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Reihe ; 532