Definitions

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  • n. the presence of multiple kinds of mitochondrial or plastid DNA within a single cell or individual

Etymologies

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hetero- + -plasmy

Examples

  • I think there ` s a very, very rare situation referred to as heteroplasmy where the male mitochondrial DNA gets into the fertilized egg.

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  • A new discovery about a genetic phenomenon called "heteroplasmy" revises the date for our oldest female ancestor, Eve.

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  • Sequence analysis reveals evidence of heteroplasmy in this sample and places this mitochondrial genome sequence securely within a previously identified aurochsen haplogroup (haplogroup P), thus providing novel insights into pre-domestic patterns of variation.

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  • B. primigenius (CPC98) mtDNA genome sequences and evidence of mtDNA heteroplasmy at nucleotide position 16,121 in the CPC98 aurochs sample.

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  • A recent assessment of complete human mtDNA genome sequences showed heteroplasmy to be relatively common, occurring in ~6. 0% of all analysed samples

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  • In this study, heteroplasmy in CPC98 was identified first via Illumina GA sequencing and then later confirmed by analysis of the Sanger chromatograms.

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  • Saunier JL, Niederstatter H, Strouss KM, Sturk KA, et al. (2009) Investigation of heteroplasmy in the human mitochondrial DNA control region: a synthesis of observations from more than 5000 global population samples.

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  • Consequently, our observation of heteroplasmy is highly plausible.

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  • Although the mtDNA of human cells is considered to be homogeneous, we found widespread heterogeneity (heteroplasmy) in the mtDNA of normal human cells.

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  • Geneticists had previously thought heteroplasmy occurred rarely.

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