How is inheritance of chloroplast genomes determined in Chlamydomonas?

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How is inheritance of chloroplast genomes determined in Chlamydomonas?

 

asked Jun 1, 2014 in Genetics by elizashrew (5 points)
    

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Two symmetrically located deletions of approximately 100 base pairs each have been identified in chloroplast DNA of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Although present in a mutant strain that requires acetate for growth, both deletions have been shown to be distinct from the no photosynthetic phenotype of this strain. These physical markers in the chloroplast genome and maternally inherited genetic markers showed strict cotransmission in reciprocal crosses. Thus, our results are consistent with the location of the well-characterized maternally inherited genetic markers in chloroplast DNA of C. reinhardtii.

answered Dec 8, 2014 by KakhirBatukayev ~Rookie~ (70 points)

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