If our mitochondria is the same as our mothers, due to it being inside the egg cell when fertilised (and they obviously replicate themselves), doesn't that mean that our mitochondria are identical to our grandmpothers and our great great grandmothers, and therefore everybody has the same mitochondria? (Unless there were specific isolated adaptations/mutations that caused changes to a mitochondria)
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The 'Eve' of Mitrochondria watch
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- 28-10-2016 10:20
- 28-10-2016 10:26
this is a good introduction:
the male counterpart is known as Y chromosome Adam.... who knows, perhaps they were actually married ?