Molecular Genetics

Organelle Population Genetics

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Cells are multiploid with respect to organelle genomes.

Facts

DNA GENOMES IN ORGANELLES OF VARIOUS ORGANISMS

organism
organelle
organelles/cell
nucleoids/organelle
genomes/nucleoid
genomes/cell
beet chloroplast 40 to 50 4 to 18 4 to 8 500 to 15000
Chlamydomonas chloroplast 1 ca. 8 (8 to 12) 58 to 100
barley proplastid 10
chloroplast 65
mitochondrion 1 to many n.a. n.a. 46
yeast mitochondrion (1 to 22) 1 to 10 4 to 5 50
mouse L cells mitochondrion 250 to 500 n.a. n.a. 1250
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n.a. not available
numbers in parentheses are calculated from other values
compiled from a variety of sources

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