Delimiting the frequency of paternal leakage of mitochondrial DNA in chinook salmon

Genetics. 2008 Jun;179(2):1029-32. doi: 10.1534/genetics.107.085274. Epub 2008 May 27.

Abstract

We analyzed embryos of a wild-return hatchery population of chinook salmon for the presence of paternal mtDNA. None of the 10,082 offspring examined revealed paternally transmitted DNA, delimiting the maximum frequency of paternal leakage in this system to 0.03% (power of 0.95) and 0.05% (power of 0.99).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Crosses, Genetic
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics*
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Female
  • Genotype
  • Male
  • Paternity
  • Recombination, Genetic
  • Salmon / embryology
  • Salmon / genetics*

Substances

  • DNA, Mitochondrial