mtDNA Question

Craig Morioka morioka at nic.cerf.net
Thu Dec 7 13:34:20 EST 1995


I'm looking for some info as to how human mitochondrial DNA
is passed on from the mother to her progeny.  Since mtDNA has
its own circular genome 16.5 kbp the mitochondria must be passed on
to the child through the mitochodria in the ovum. Is this correct?
or is the mtDNA passed through the placentia?

thanks for any help,




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