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Keyword - Kinetoplast (KW-0419)

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Protein associated with the kinetoplast DNA (kDNA), the mitochondrial DNA of trypanosomatid protozoa. kDNA is a massive network, composed of thousands of topologically interlocked DNA circles. Each cell contains one network condensed into a disk-shaped structure within the matrix of its single mitochondrion. The kDNA circles are of two types, maxicircles present in a few dozen copies and minicircles present in several thousand copies.


Cellular component

Gene Ontology


kinetoplast [ GO:0020023 ]


MitochondrionKinetoplastCellular component
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