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  • n. Plural form of mitochondrion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A body of unknown significance, consisting of coiled filaments, found outside of the nucleus in the cytoplasm of certain cells.


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  • They focused on DNA housed within mitochondria, which is passed down only by the mother and can be linked to particular geographical regions.

    DNA analysis shows thoroughbreds have British as well as Arabian roots

  • In some textbooks the Lamarckian acquisition of a double membrane of mitochondria is even presented as evidence for engulfment.

    A critique on the endosymbiotic theory for the origin of mitochondria

  • The use of circular DNA in mitochondria has been taken as evidence, but there are also many organisms that have linear mitochondrial chromosomes with eukaryotic telomeres.

    A critique on the endosymbiotic theory for the origin of mitochondria

  • In the current study, Davis and his colleagues analyzed DNA found in mitochondria, the cells’ energy-making machines ..

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Researchers report for the first time that genetic variants in mitochondria -- energy-producing structures harboring DNA that are inherited only from the mother -- are directly linked to metabolic markers for type 2 diabetes.

    August 10th, 2007

  • Getting proteins into mitochondria from the cytoplasm is a remarkable process, and just creating and then dealing with the signal sequences involved seems to be a bit much to ask of mutation and selection acting all on their own.

    College professor: "Flunk the IDiots"

  • In a nutshell, the essence of the argument for the endosymbiotic origin of mitochondria is that mitochondria look like they share a common ancestor with bacteria.

    2005 August - Telic Thoughts

  • Energy production takes place within mitochondria, the power plant of the cell; the breakdown and recycling of waste takes place in the lysosome etc. The production of new products, proteins in the case of the cell, is carried out by ribosomes in a process resembling an assembly line.

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1999 - Presentation Speech

  • Searching for other ways to keep eggs young, researchers have looked to their energy source - special structures inside them called mitochondria.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • TUESDAY, Nov. 30 HealthDay News -- Autistic children are much more likely to have defects in a cellular structure called the mitochondria, which is responsible for producing the energy used by brain cells, preliminary research finds. -- Top News


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