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Archive » 1991 » 2 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Cell Biology »

Human mitochondrial DNA and maternal inheritance

 
Abstract:

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Mitochondria occupy a unique position among cellular organelles because of their possession of a separate genome (mitochondrial DNA – mtDNA) and capability to duplicate DNA and transcribe and translate the genetic information into proteins (semi-autonomous organelles). In mammals, mitochondrial genes are non-mendelian and are maternally inherited i.e. transmitted form the mother to the offspring.

Authors:
Jezernik Kristijan

Keywords:
DNA mitichondrial, genetics medical

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 1991; 30: 209–216.
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