Suppose you are a....?

John and Alex pulitzer at plauto.csata.it
Sat Mar 25 10:57:35 EST 1995


ANDREI POPOV <ANDREI.POPOV at bbsrc.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> Mitochondria seem to be disposable at least in yeast
> 
You can lose the mitochondrial genome (ie rho- strains)
but I think not the mitochondrion itself which is coded for mostly
by chromosomal genes. Actually if I recall correctly,
the cerevisiae mitochondrion besides being specialized in oxidative
phosphorylation plays other,essential roles. I remember 
membrane biosynthesis,proline utilization. Am I right?

John Pulitzer
Dept.of Genetics
U. of Naples




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