Time to recognise that mitochondria are bacteria?

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Time to recognise that mitochondria are bacteria? / Pallen, Mark.

In: Trends in Microbiology, Vol. 19, No. 2, 01.02.2011, p. 58-64.

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title = "Time to recognise that mitochondria are bacteria?",
abstract = "The scientific community is comfortable with recognising mitochondria as organelles that happen to be descendants of bacteria. Here, I playfully explore the arguments for and against a phylogenetic fundamentalism that states that mitochondria are bacteria and should be given their own taxonomic family, the Mitochondriaceae. I also explore the consequences of recognizing mitochondria as bacteria for our understanding of the systemic response to trauma and for the prospects of creating transgenic mitochondria.",
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