Definitions for "Heteroplasmy"
See Mitochondrial heteroplasmy
The presence of two or more mtDNA genotypes in a single DNA sample.
The situation in which, within a single cell, there is a mixture of mitochondria (energy producing cytoplasmic organelles), some containing mutant DNA and some containing normal DNA Related Terms: mitochondrial inheritance ; pleiotropy ; variable expressivity
a potentially diagnostic endpoint in detecting genotoxicity resulting from chronic exposure to environmental irradiation