Independent transfer of mitochondrial plasmids in Neurospora crassa

Georgiana May, John W. Taylor

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Abstract

IN the ascomycete fungus Neurospora, the distribution of homologous mitochondrial plasmid DNAs in different species1 and among mitochondrial types2 of N. crassa suggests that these molecules have moved between lineages of clonally propagated mtDNA. Here we report direct evidence for independent inheritance of mitochondrial plasmids by sexual reproduction which may help explain the distribution of these molecules among mitochondrial lineages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)320-322
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume339
Issue number6222
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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