mtDNA in the Metazoa

John Harshman harshman.diespamdie at sjm.infi.net
Sat Oct 14 09:55:58 EST 2000


In article <8s8hc7$j9i$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>, Andrew Gyles
<syzygium at alphalink.com.au> wrote:

> Is exclusively maternal inheritance of mtDNA universal in the Metazoa?
> 

No. For example, in Mytilus (mussels), male mussels inherit mitochondria
exclusively from their fathers, and females from their mothers. Weird,
huh?

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