Uniqueness of Sperm mtDNA as Compared to Somatic mtDNA in Ram

Benjamin Bartoov, Jocheved Fisher

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Sperm mtDNA exhibits unique physicochemical properties compared with mtDNA from somatic tissues in the ram. The buoyant density of sperm mtDNA was 1.6983 g/cm3 while the brain, heart and liver mtDNAs was about 1.7005 g/cm3. The Tm of the liver and sperm mtDNA was 71.0°C and 69.5°C, respectively. The G + C content of sperm mtDNA was 3.0 moles % lower than the liver mtDNA. The contour length of the circular sperm mtDNA was 5.01 μm compared with the liver mtDNA with contour length of 5.33 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-601
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Andrology
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Dec 1980


  • mtDNA
  • ram mtDNA
  • somatic mtDNA
  • sperm mtDNA


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