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Higher number of mitochondrial DNA-molecules can compensate for negative effects of mutations

04:40 EDT 4 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

Male infertility can be caused by mutations in the DNA of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. By increasing the total DNA amount in mitochondria, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne restored testis function and semen quality in infertile mice.

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