Abstract：Mitophagy, the selective removal of dysfunctional mitochondria by autophagy, is an important
mitochondrial quality control and function stabilizing mechanism which has been implicated in many different
physiological and pathological processes. The research on mitophagy was begun in the beginning of this century
with rapid development. However, numerous methods in mitophagy research have some shortcomings and there
are still no effective or standard methods for monitoring or assessing mitophagy. This review aims to show those
current techniques and methods with their advantages and disadvantages in the study of mitophagy.