The mitochondrial genome is large and variable in a family of plants (Cucurbitaceae)

  title={The mitochondrial genome is large and variable in a family of plants (Cucurbitaceae)},
  author={B. Ward and R. Anderson and A. Bendich},
  • B. Ward, R. Anderson, A. Bendich
  • Published 1981
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell
  • The genome sizes of mitochondrial DNA from darkgrown (etiolated) shoots of several higher plants were determined by reassociation kinetics and restriction analysis. Kinetic complexities obtained from reassociation kinetics measured spectrophotometrically indicate a mitochondrial genome size of 1600 Md for muskmelon, 1000 Md for cucumber, 560 Md for zucchini squash and 220 Md for watermelon (four species in the cucurbit family), as well as 240 Md for pea and 320 Md for corn. The kinetic curves… CONTINUE READING
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