Specific role of mitochondrial electron transport in blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum

@article{Painter2007SpecificRO,
  title={Specific role of mitochondrial electron transport in blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum},
  author={Heather J. Painter and Joanne M. Morrisey and Michael W. Mather and Akhil B. Vaidya},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={446},
  pages={88-91}
}
The origin of all mitochondria can be traced to the symbiotic arrangement that resulted in the emergence of eukaryotes in a world that was exclusively populated by prokaryotes. This arrangement, however, has been in continuous genetic flux: the varying degrees of gene loss and transfer from the mitochondrial genome in different eukaryotic lineages seem to signify an ongoing ‘conflict’ between the host and the symbiont. Eukaryotic parasites belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa provide an… Expand
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