Number and speed of mitochondria ?

Phil jorge2 at earthlink.net
Fri Sep 25 20:56:30 EST 1998


a_kowald wrote:
> 
> Hello everybody,
> 
> I try to find out two things which don't seem to be in standard
> textbooks and where I didn't find any good reference for.
> 
> 1)    What is the number of mitochondria in different mammalian cell
> types ?
> 2)    Mitochondria can move along the cytoskeleton. Is anything known
> about the speed ?
> 
> Any hints are welcomed
> 
>                 Axel Kowald
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My knowledge on this may be dated, but I recall an older Science article
('60's) reported the sectioning of an entire cell and concluded that it
had a single, multilobed mitochondrion.  Is this now considered
inaccurate?



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