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Received May 7, 2015; Revision received September 1, 2015
Current ideas of plant mitochondrial genome organization are presented. Data on the size and structural organization of mtDNA, gene content, and peculiarities are summarized. Special emphasis is given to characteristic features of the mitochondrial genomes of land plants and photosynthetic algae that distinguish them from the mitochondrial genomes of other eukaryotes. The data published before the end of 2014 are reviewed.
KEY WORDS: mitochondria, photosynthetic eukaryotes, mitochondrial genome