Figure 1 of Mitochondrial DNA Analysis at the FBI Laboratory by Isenberg and Moore (Forensic Science Communications, July 1999)
July 1999 - Volume 1 - Number 2
Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
at the FBI Laboratory
Types of DNA
Nuclear DNA has a smaller number of copies per cell than mitochondrial DNA and is inherited from both parents. Mitochondrial DNA is maternally inherited without recombination and, thus, is not unique to an individual.