Archive for April, 2009

Blood holograph in the human body louse?

An interesting article was published recently, related to mitochondria and blood in humans: Renfu Shao, Ewen F. Kirkness and Stephen C. Barker. “The single mitochondrial chromosome typical of animals has evolved into 18 minichromosomes in the human body louse, Pediculus humanus.” Genome Resaerch. published online March 31, 2009. doi: 10.1101/gr.08318 The presence of such chromosomal diversity, particularly with respect to […]