The complete mitochondrial genome of the Asian tapirs (<i>Tapirus indicus</i>): the only extant Tapiridae species in the old world

<div><p></p><p>Asian tapir (<i>Tapirus indicus</i>) is categorized as Endangered on the 2008 IUCN red list. The first full-length mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequence of Asian tapir is 16,717 bp in length. Base composition shows 34.6% A, 27.2% T, 25.8% C and 12.3% G. Highest polymorphic site is on the control region as typical for many species.</p></div>