Paternal transmission of mitochondrial DNA as an integral part of mitochondrial inheritance in metapopulations of Drosophila simulans

@article{Wolff2013PaternalTO,
  title={Paternal transmission of mitochondrial DNA as an integral part of mitochondrial inheritance in metapopulations of Drosophila simulans},
  author={Jonci Nikolai Wolff and Michael Nafisinia and Peter Sutovsky and J William O Ballard},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2013},
  volume={110},
  pages={57-62}
}
Maternal inheritance is one of the hallmarks of animal mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and central to its success as a molecular marker. This mode of inheritance and subsequent lack of heterologous recombination allows us to retrace evolutionary relationships unambiguously down the matriline and without the confounding effects of recombinant genetic information. Accumulating evidence of biparental inheritance of mtDNA (paternal leakage), however, challenges our current understanding of how this… CONTINUE READING
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