The Origin and Diversification of Mitochondria

  title={The Origin and Diversification of Mitochondria},
  author={Andrew J. Roger and Sergio A Mu{\~n}oz-G{\'o}mez and Ryoma Kamikawa},
  journal={Current Biology},
Mitochondria are best known for their role in the generation of ATP by aerobic respiration. Yet, research in the past half century has shown that they perform a much larger suite of functions and that these functions can vary substantially among diverse eukaryotic lineages. Despite this diversity, all mitochondria derive from a common ancestral organelle that originated from the integration of an endosymbiotic alphaproteobacterium into a host cell related to Asgard Archaea. The transition from… CONTINUE READING
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