1,000 to 5,000 Genomes/cell
||Howell N, Chinnery PF, Ghosh SS, Fahy E, Turnbull DM. Transmission of the human mitochondrial genome. Hum Reprod. 2000 Jul15 Suppl 2: 235-45. p.236 left column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID11041529
||A feature of mtDNA genetics is that
there are multiple mtDNA molecules per cell.
The numbers vary considerably, but mononuclear
somatic cells typically contain on the
order of 1,000-5,000 copies, whereas there are
~100,000 or more mtDNA molecules in the
mature oocyte (R.P.S.Jansen, personal communication).