Amazing Discovery Reveals Why You Didn't Get Your Dad's Mitochondria

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"A recent study that sequenced the genes in human sperm cells could detect no intact mtDNA before fertilization, lending support to an early chop.

While each sperm cell contained about 100 mitochondria of its own, a team of researchers from the US and Spain found no trace of male mtDNA within the mitochondria. The sperm also lacked the transcription factors needed to maintain mtDNA."

https://www.sciencealert.com/amazing-discovery-reveals-why-you-didnt-get-your-dads-mitochondria
 
Thanks for the fascinating article. I'm like most people in that I inherited traits from my mother. But the study doesn't explain the reason for rare cases where people look like they got their looks from both parents.
 

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