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In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, Miyuki Sato and Ken Sato at Gunma University in Japan show that fertilization-triggered autophagy is "required for the elimination of paternal mitochondria in Caenorhabditis elegans." Sato and Sato show that, consequently, such autophagy is also responsible for "maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA" in the roundworm.

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