Maternal transmission of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been studied in amphibians, insects and mammals, but little is known about mtDNA inheritance in the ovaripirous avian species. In this study, we have constructed the physical maps of mitochondrial genomes from two different genera of ducks (Cairina and Anas) and taken advantage of the availability of their hybrids to demonstrate that mtDNA is maternally inherited.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - Apr 16 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology