I specify eukaryote in the title, but I'm also interested if this question isn't applicable to eukaryote cells in general but is to humans. I was reading "RNA-seq: An assessment of technical reproducibility and comparison with gene expression arrays" (John Marioni 2008).
In the results it states
"By these criteria, 40% of reads mapped uniquely to a genomic location, and of these, 65% mapped to autosomal or sex chromosomes (the remainder mapped almost exclusively to mitochondrial DNA)."
I couldn't help but notice the "almost exclusively to mitochondrial DNA". Almost exclusively? Can DNA be found in places other than chromosones or mitochondria? Perhaps I'm interpreting the sentence wrong. Any pointers would be appreciated