Mitochondrial dna

DNA found in mitochondria, which contains some structural genes and is generally inherited only through the female line mtDNA


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    [mahy-tuh-kon-dree-uh n] /ˌmaɪ təˈkɒn dri ən/ noun, plural mitochondria [mahy-tuh-kon-dree-uh] /ˌmaɪ təˈkɒn dri ə/ (Show IPA). Cell Biology. 1. an organelle in the cytoplasm of cells that functions in energy production. /ˌmaɪtəʊˈkɒndrɪən/ noun (pl) -dria (-drɪə) 1. a small spherical or rodlike body, bounded by a double membrane, in the cytoplasm of most cells: contains […]

  • Mitogen

    [mahy-tuh-juh n, -jen] /ˈmaɪ tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun, Biology. 1. any substance or agent that stimulates mitotic cell division. /ˈmaɪtədʒən/ noun 1. any agent that induces mitosis mitogen mi·to·gen (mī’tə-jən) n. An agent that stimulates mitosis and lymphocyte transformation. mi’to·gen’ic (mī’tə-jěn’ĭk, mĭt’ə-) adj. mi’to·ge·nic’i·ty (-jə-nĭs’ĭ-tē) n.

  • Mitogenesis

    mitogenesis mi·to·gen·e·sis (mī’tə-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. Induction of mitosis in a cell.

  • Mitogenetic

    mitogenetic mi·to·ge·net·ic (mī’tə-jə-nět’ĭk) adj. Relating to the factor or factors causing cell mitosis.

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