Dig into the essential role that mitochondrial DNA played in the evolution of living things on Earth, and find out why it’s still evolving.
Inside the cells, each of has a second set of genes completely separate from the 23 pairs of chromosomes. And this isn’t just true for humans— it’s true of every animal, plant, and fungus on Earth. This second genome belongs to the mitochondria, an organelle inside the cells. So why are they so different from anything else in the bodies? DevinShuman explores the purpose of mitochondrial DNA.
Lesson by DevinShuman, directed by Luísa M H Copetti, Hype CG.
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