Re: Intelligence on the X chromosome

Ian A. York (
18 Aug 1996 11:33:08 -0400

In article <4v5mjr$>,
Matt Beckwith <> wrote:
>FYI, genes which are only inherited from the mother are those which are
>on the mitochondrion (a cellular element whose purpose is manufacturing
>energy, and which doesn't get sent over to the egg by the sperm during
>fertilization). Anybody know which genes these would be?

They're mostly pretty dull. There are a bunch of tRNA genes and some
ribosomal protein subunits. As well, there are a bunch of enzymes
involved in cellular respiration and energy metabolism. Total, about 37

There's a fairly detailed pile 'o' information on the human mitochondrial
genome at <>, including a rather
attractive clickable map of the mitochondrial genome.

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