Human mitochondrial DNA is 16,569 base pairs in length.
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DNA found in the mitochondrion of a cell differs in structure and is separate from the DNA found in the cell nucleus. Mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, exists as a circular loop of double-stranded DNA rather than the linear form found in nuclear DNA. However,
Variation between mtDNA (HVR1) samples from chimp, Neandertal and human.
The human mitochondrial genome consists of a DNA ring of about 16,570 nucleotides. It contains 37 genes, most of which are coding for mitochondrial tRNAs.
Molecular geneticist Douglas Wallace talks about the way mitochondrial DNA is inherited.
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Unlike nuclear DNA, mtDNA is Â inherited solely from the mother. (Mitochondria are predominantly from the motherâs egg and not from the fatherâs sperm.) Therefore, mtDNA sequences or orders of nucleotides generally remain constant over many generation
Evolutionary geneticist Svante Paabo talks about his team's pioneering work with ancient Neandertal mtDNA.
Geneticist Mark Stoneking, one of the authors of a controversial 1987 paper on mtDNA, talks about our common female ancestor.