Researchers from DSM Nutritional Products in Switzerland and the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum present a mapping-based scheme for deciphering mitochondrial genome sequence data in silico from next-generation sequencing data, even in the absence of an existing reference sequence. The group's mitochondrial baiting and iterative mapping, or MITObim, approach proved useful for putting together mitochondrial genomes for Gyrodactylus thymalli and G.

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