Are primers available that only detect mitochondrial DNA encoded genes and not nuclear genomic DNA encoded genes?

There are less than a dozen genes encoded by the mitochondrial genome (all other mitochondrial proteins are encoded by nuclear genes), and they are all transcribed as one transcript (just like any prokaryote), so distinguishing the expression of individual genes by real-time RT-PCR is not possible.

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