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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2000 Aug;3(4):404-11.

Origins of hydrogenosomes and mitochondria: evolution and organelle biogenesis.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California at Los Angeles, 90095, USA.


It is becoming increasingly evident that all eukaryotes characterized to date bear some mitochondrial trait, whether it be a 'real' mitochondrion, a hydrogenosome, a mitosome or a few genes left behind from secondary losses of organelles. The implication is that the evolutionary history of the mitochondrion may reveal the history of the eukaryotic cell itself.

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