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Re: RE:Hyb: Cytoplasmic inheritance

Maybe they had two mothers!

Couldn't resist - Dave

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Indeed strange things can happen.

In the situation of identifying Anastasia (eventually proved false) it was
found that the Russian Czar Nicholas and his younger brother had two
different sets of mitochondria in their cells. This condition is called
heteroplasmy and now believed to occur in 10-20% of people. So if
mitochondria comes only from the mother   how does this happen, 2 sets that

Chuck Chapman

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