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ANDREI POPOV ANDREI.POPOV at bbsrc.ac.uk
Sun Mar 26 13:46:16 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         

Yes, John
you are right.
I was was under false impression that rho-o strains
lack the mitochondria rather then only mitochondrial DNA
Thanks
Andrei




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