Maternal transmission of mitochondrial DNA in ducks

Lih Yuan Lin, I. Ping Cheng, C. S. Tzeng, P. C. Huang

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-193
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume168
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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