Just a question

Why is mitochondrial DNA biparentally inherited in the anchovy, whereas paternal mtDNA inheritance is very low in other vertebrates?

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2 Responses to Just a question

  1. Sarah Symons says:

    Is this just true of the European anchovy, or does it extend to the wider anchovy family?

  2. ajcann says:

    It’s true for Engraulis encrasicolus, don’t know about other anchovies, but I just found out that mussels are even more complicated:
    http://www.genetics.org/cgi/content/full/148/1/341

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