Contact: Andy Fell
University of California - Davis
Caption: Studies on Arabidopsis plants like this six-week-old lab-grown specimen show that the genes of mitochondria and chloroplasts have a disproportionate effect on cellular metabolism compared to the far more numerous nuclear genes.
Credit: Baohua Li, UC Davis
Usage Restrictions: May be used with acknowledgement of the source.
Related news release: Outside influence: Genes outside nucleus have disproportionate effect