PCR based determination of mitochondrial DNA copy number in multiple species.

Journal Article

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number is a critical component of overall mitochondrial health. In this chapter, we describe methods for isolation of both mtDNA and nuclear DNA (nucDNA) and measurement of their respective copy numbers using quantitative PCR. Methods differ depending on the species and cell type of the starting material and availability of specific PCR reagents.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rooney, JP; Ryde, IT; Sanders, LH; Howlett, EH; Colton, MD; Germ, KE; Mayer, GD; Greenamyre, JT; Meyer, JN

Published Date

  • January 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1241 /

Start / End Page

  • 23 - 38

PubMed ID

  • 25308485

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25308485

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-6029

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1064-3745

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-4939-1875-1_3


  • eng