Suppose you are a ....?

Tom Chappell dmcbtch at ucl.ac.uk
Fri Mar 24 11:04:56 EST 1995


In article <3ks8dh$nk0 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>
ANDREI POPOV <ANDREI.POPOV at bbsrc.ac.uk> writes:

> >Mitochondria seem to be disposable at least in yeast
> 
> >If we start speaking about special cell types, one can come up with several
> >other examples: Red blood cells can do without a nucleus, 
> 
> I cannot agree here.
> Red blood "cells" do not divide, they are not, properly
> speaking, cells,
> while yeast cells without mitochondria form petites
> and happily grow further
> 
> andrei
> 

petites have mitochondria, they just lack respiratory function. There
are definitely mitochondrial proteins that are necessary for cerevisiae
survival.

tom



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