News tagged with mitochondria

Related topics:

Evolution of mitochondria

Mitochondria are the power stations of human cells. They provide the energy needed for the cellular metabolism. But how did these power stations evolve, and how are they constructed? Researchers from the University of Freiburg ...

dateMay 18, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
shares13 comments 0

Why do we still have mitochondrial DNA?

The mitochondrion isn't the bacterium it was in its prime, say two billion years ago. Since getting consumed by our common single-celled ancestor the "energy powerhouse" organelle has lost most of its 2,000+ genes, likely ...

dateFeb 18, 2016 in Biotechnology
shares1375 comments 66