You are examining a patient suspected of inheriting a mitochondrial disorder and note that she has a mixture of two different alleles for the mitochondrial gene. Which term accurately describes the mixture of two alleles for a gene in the mitochondrial genome?

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Heteroplasmic

  

Heterozygous

  

Homoplasmic

  

Biparental

 

asked Jun 21, 2013 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)
    

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Heteroplasmic

 

answered Jun 21, 2013 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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