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Comment Re:What about mitochondrial DNA? (Score 2) 154 154

The endosymbiotic theory suggests that mitochondria are--or at least were--a separate species themselves. That they developed from bacteria co-opted by other cells as power plants, eventually becoming the stripped-down symbionts we know today. It would explain why they have their own DNA, and I'd say it would make them (mostly) irrelevant to determination of the species they inhabit.

Comment R&J Technology (Score 1) 570 570

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