Reconstruction of the Proto-Mitochondrial Metabolism

@article{Gabaldn2003ReconstructionOT,
  title={Reconstruction of the Proto-Mitochondrial Metabolism},
  author={Toni Gabald{\'o}n and Martijn A. Huynen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={301},
  pages={609 - 609}
}
Two new hypotheses explain the initial relationship between the alpha-proteobacterial ancestor (1, 2) of the mitochondrion (the proto-mitochondrion) and its host, one in which the proto-mitochondrion would have been an oxygen scavenger (3) and the other in which it would have been a hydrogenproducing, facultatively anaerobic species (4). Previous studies on the proto-mitochondrion’s metabolism have been based on 50 yeast mitochondrial proteins of alpha-proteobacterial origin (5). To also detect… Expand
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