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Mitochondrial DNA (journal)

Script errorMitochondrial DNA is an academic journal that publishes review articles on the current and developing technologies around mitochondrial DNA research and discovery. It is published by Informa Healthcare.


Core Areas

Coverage includes:

  • Discovery and description of mitochondrial genome sequences
  • Structure and function of mtDNA genes and genomic features
  • Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, population genetics
  • Model and non-model organisms
  • Endangered species
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Ageing
  • Current technologies
  • Bioinformatics

Aims and Scope

Previously published under the title DNA Sequence (Vols 1-19.3), Mitochondrial DNA accepts original high-quality reports based on mapping, sequencing and analysis of mitochondrial DNA and RNA. Descriptive papers on DNA sequences from mitochondrial genomes, and also analytical papers in the areas of population genetics, medical genetics, phylogenetics and human evolution that use mitochondrial DNA as a source of evidence for studies will be considered for publication. The editorial board will also consider manuscripts that examine population genetic and systematic theory that specifically address the use of mitochondrial DNA sequences, as well as papers that discuss the utility of mitochondrial DNA information in medical studies and in human evolutionary biology.


Rob DeSalle (American Museum of Natural History) is the Editor-in-Chief of Mitochondrial DNA.[1]

Questions about the journal can be addressed to both the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis (Barnard College, Columbia University).

Special Issues

Mitochondrial DNA has published so far two special free-access issues on DNA Barcoding:

  • Mexican Barcode of Life (MexBOL) in December 2010[2]
  • Fish Barcode of Life (FishBOL) in October 2011[3]

Publication Format

Mitochondrial DNA publishes WebFirst—a method of publishing where a journal is made available as multiple online issues throughout the year, with a single print archive copy of the entire volume being published at the end of the year. Access to the online version is included in all subscriptions.

Abstracting & Indexing

Mitochondrial DNA is abstracted in: Current Contents/Life Sciences; Science Citation Index; Research Alert; Current Awareness in Biological Science (CABS); Chemical Abstracts; Index Medicus; MEDLINE; GenBank; Scopus; Zoological Record.


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  2. ^ MexBOL - December 2010 Vol. 21, No. S1
  3. ^ FishBOL - October 2011 Vol. 22, No. S1

External links

Mitochondrial DNA News

  • ZIOPHARM Oncology and Solasia Pharma Announce Global License and...

    Globe Newswire - 13 hrs ago
    , Philippines and Thailand. Darinaparsin is a novel mitochondrial-targeted agent (organoarsenic) being developed for the treatment of various hematologic and solid cancers. It has been granted... more
  • 'Rewired' mice show signs of longer lives with fewer age-related...

    ScienceDaily - 13 hrs ago
    ... three weeks in the womb to compensate for the loss of the protein." The researchers found that in their knockout mice, the loss of TRAP-1 causes mitochondrial proteins to misfold, which then... more
  • The three parent technique is genetic modification. Will parliament...

    Anglican Mainstream - 21 hrs ago
    ), has redefined its categories in its proposals to allow mitochondrial DNA transfer. The proposals were published this week. If parliament approves the measure — and it’s unlikely that it won’t,... more

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