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CTVT selfish mitochondria

A model explaining repeated CTVT capture of the A1d1a mitochondria. (1) Different types of mitochondria are captured by CTVT cells, (2) but A1d1a mitochondria have a specific insertion at position 16660 of the mtDNA, (3) causing reduction in transcription – or the reading of – the mtDNA in A1d1a, (4) suggesting that A1d1a wins the competition through a replicative (rather than functional) advantage.
CTVT selfish mitochondria
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