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Mitochondrial DNA 1. Size: 16,500 b.p. 2. 37 genes 3. 24 genes make tRNA & rRNA 4. 13 genes make an enzyme product = protein/peptide 5. 4000 births a year in the U.S. will have mtDNA defect. 6. 1 in 4000 children by age 10 will have mtDNA problem.
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