Nuclear DNA, nuclear deoxyribonucleic acid (nDNA), is DNA contained within a nucleus of eukaryotic organisms. In mammals and vertebrates, nuclear DNA encodes more of the genome than the mitochondrial DNA and is composed of information inherited from two parents, one male, and one female, rather than matrilineally. Nuclear DNA is the most common DNA used in forensic examinations.
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... The DNA damage theory of aging proposes that aging is a consequence of unrepaired accumulation of naturally occurring DNA damages ... Damage in this context is a DNA alteration that has an abnormal structure ... Although both mitochondrial and nuclear DNA damage can contribute to aging, nuclear DNA is the main subject of this analysis ...
... of Claire's mouse lemur has been recently challenged by a broad study of nuclear DNA and gene trees in mouse lemurs ... Results showed that although the mitochondrial DNA differed from that of the Sambirano mouse lemur, its nuclear DNA did not ... stay close to the home range in which they were born, mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited from the mother, is likely to remain similar within a small area while nuclear DNA within a ...
... be caused by mutations, acquired or inherited, in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or in nuclear genes that code for mitochondrial components ... Nuclear DNA has two copies per cell (except for sperm and egg cells), one copy being inherited from the father and the other from the mother ... Mitochondrial DNA, however, is strictly inherited from the mother and each mitochondrial organelle typically contains multiple mtDNA copies (see Heteroplasmy) ...
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