Whole Cell Cryo-Electron Tomography Suggests Mitochondria Divide by Budding

  title={Whole Cell Cryo-Electron Tomography Suggests Mitochondria Divide by Budding},
  author={G. B. Hu},
  journal={Microscopy and Microanalysis},
  pages={1180 - 1187}
  • G. Hu
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Chemistry
  • Microscopy and Microanalysis
Abstract Eukaryotes rely on mitochondrial division to guarantee that each new generation of cells acquires an adequate number of mitochondria. Mitochondrial division has long been thought to occur by binary fission and, more recently, evidence has supported the idea that binary fission is mediated by dynamin-related protein (Drp1) and the endoplasmic reticulum. However, studies to date have depended on fluorescence microscopy and conventional electron microscopy. Here, we utilize whole cell… Expand
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