posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 12:45 PM
a reply to: OrphanApology
Its a permanent change to the mitochondria in my example.
In reality, they are are only changing a small part of the dna of the mitochondria, not doing a full exchange.
To stick with the battery analogy, there actually repairing a faulty battery, not switching it out. But i think the description still hold. Whether
you change the whole battery, or just top up the electrolytes, nothing you do to the battery will alter the make up of the equipment it powers.
Mitochondrial DNA is pretty useless for tracing ancestor as it doesn't take aspects from the male and female genetics. Because they reproduce more
like bacteria. This makes it very useful for demonstrating a common ancestor tho'. My mitochondrial DNA (or more accurately, my mothers) , is pretty
much identical to everyone else's on the planet, where as my nucleic DNA is pretty much unique, with enough similarities between me and my ancestors
to prove lineage.
edit on 5-2-2015 by idmonster because: (no reason given)