Heteroplasmy

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 Heteroplasmy is when there is more than one type of DNA in a cell (such as mutant pathogenic DNA and wild type DNA). This occurs in mitochondria as they have their own genome and results in varied patterns of mitochondrial disease[1].



References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3809581/
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