Diversity of mitochondrial genome organization

Biochemistry (Mosc). 2012 Dec;77(13):1424-35. doi: 10.1134/S0006297912130020.


In this review, we discuss types of mitochondrial genome structural organization (architecture), which includes the following characteristic features: size and the shape of DNA molecule, number of encoded genes, presence of cryptogenes, and editing of primary transcripts.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Eukaryota / classification
  • Eukaryota / genetics*
  • Genetic Variation*
  • Genome Size
  • Genome, Mitochondrial*
  • Humans
  • Phylogeny