DNA Replication Worksheets can be a wonderful tool for all those who have inherited a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) or Y-chromosome from one or both of their parents. This is a powerful piece of kit that has been designed to help you answer all your questions about the Mitochondrial DNA or Y-chromosome.
Both these genetic components are responsible for our full genetic make up and are passed on from mother to child, either by the male or female parent. The process of DNA Replication will help to show how this happens, and how much of an effect this could have on you. It will also show the locations of the different components of this short phrase – the maternally inherited Y-chromosome and the mtDNA.
The mtDNA is responsible for making the mitochondria. If this component is missing then there is no way that a cell could start life from that point. The Mitochondrial DNA Replication Worksheet will show you how and where to find a Y-chromosome. A lot of people are left with no clue as to where they should go to find the Y-chromosome.
It’s extremely important that you use the mtDNA kit that is designed for people with Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). For people with full blown Native American mtDNA, I would recommend using the Y-chromosome kit. You could find out more about mtDNA through the following resources:
If you are a beginner in this field, there is so much information about mtDNA available on the internet. All you have to do is take your time and educate yourself. It will take some time and effort to research your own information and get it integrated with the real-life facts.
There are genealogy sites and other websites that will help you learn more about your heritage. I cannot stress enough how important it is to read the information up front before you even begin researching. By reading it you will be well prepared and know exactly what you need to do.
When I was getting ready to start my research, I was feeling a little overwhelmed but it felt like I needed to collect as much information as I could find on mtDNA and hopefully from other family members who may know more. Now I understand that there is so much more information that I need to collect and I am determined to do this.
One of the best sources for mtDNA was DNA Games (see above), and it was because I was able to find a reliable company in Canada. This company helped me collect a lot of information on my genetic heritage and have proved invaluable to me.