Mitochondria—A billion years of cohabitation


An engulfment of a small bacterium by a larger archaeon more than a billion years ago resulted not in death, but in one of the most successful partnerships on earth. As you sit there, each of your cells (apart from your red blood cells) contains hundreds or thousands of the descendants of that bacterium, still earning their keep as part of that… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2002338


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@inproceedings{Roberts2017MitochondriaABY, title={Mitochondria—A billion years of cohabitation}, author={Roland G Roberts}, booktitle={PLoS biology}, year={2017} }