How Mitochondria Protect Themselves from Mutations
June 13, 2019
by Ross Anderson, PhD Mitochondria are very interesting and unique organelles. All eukaryotic cells possess them. They are indispensable in a number of cell activities beyond their well-known role of synthesizing the bulk of ATP used to power cells. Mitochondria reproduce at rates that are, for the most part, independent of the cell division […]
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