Unformatted text preview: Cytoplasmic inheritance
Each organelle has its own genome.
Organelles reside in cytoplasm which is usually contributed to the zygote by the mother. Sperm in most cases has negligible amount of cytoplasm and contributes neither
chloroplasts nor mitochondria to the zygote. Maternal inheritance:
chlorina mutant X green F1 all chlorina green X chlorina mutant
F1 all green Reciprocal crosses do not yield identical progeny ...
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- Winter '08