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homoplastic

[‚hō·mō′plas·tik]
(biology)
Pertaining to transplantation between individuals of the same species.
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When a cell contains only identical genotype mtDNA, the cell is said to have homoplasmy. If a cell has more than one mtDNA genotype, that cell is said to have heteroplasmy (Saneto & Sedensky, 2013).
This mutation is present in homoplasmy in the patient's and her mother's DNA.
(91) More studies are needed to understand the role of heteroplasmy in sperm mtDNA of infertile men, where homoplasmy mutant mtDNA has also been reported in OA infertile patients.
A possible explanation for mutant mtDNA homoplasmy in tumor cells is that mutant mtDNAs might alter mitochondrially mediated apoptotic pathways to escape cell death.
A complete homoplasmy (the same mtDNA sequence) for each of these copies is unlikely because of the immense amounts of mtDNA present in the body.