Mitochondrial gene expression in male germ cells of the mouse.

  title={Mitochondrial gene expression in male germ cells of the mouse.},
  author={Acacia A. Alcivar and Laura E. Hake and Clarke F Millette and Jacquetta M. Trasler and Norman B. Hecht},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  volume={135 2},
Inheritance of the mitochondrial genome is known to be exclusively maternal. To determine whether the loss of paternal mitochondria could be due to a deficiency of RNA in the spermatozoal mitochondria, the expression of mitochondrial genes was studied in testicular cells at various stages of spermatogenesis and in epididymal spermatozoa. The presence of mitochondrial transcripts was examined by Northern blot analysis using probes for the following mitochondrially encoded genes: 12 S and 16 S… CONTINUE READING


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