mitochondria, plastids and DNA inheritance

biocukm at biocukm at
Tue Feb 15 10:37:34 EST 1994

Many plants ( I seem to remember about 30% of species) exhibit biparental
inheritance of organelle genomes.  This info is in texts.  See for example
Lewin, Genes V, p.734.
The term plastid is a general term covering a variety of organelles
derived from proplastids.  Plastids include chloroplasts, chromoplasts,
amyloplasts, etc.

Ulrich Melcher
Okla Sta Univ

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