Is Carl Woese losing a Kingdom?
C. A. Rebeiz
crebeiz at UIUC.EDU
Thu Sep 26 08:37:42 EST 1996
At 03:22 PM 9/25/96 -0500, you wrote:
>On 24 Sep 1996, James O. McInerney PhD wrote:
>> As a slight digression, I met Lynn Margulis last month at a conference
>> where she gave a keynote address. She informed us about the five
>> kingdom classification scheme. A funny thing she said to me (after I
>> gave my little talk and announced that there were, in fact, Three
>> Domains) was, 'Why are you giving precedence to the nuclear-enclosed
>> genome, over and above the mitochondrion-enclosed genome. Eukaryotes
>> can in fact be considered to be a particular lineage of bacteria [the
>You know I was thinking, its been said that mitocondiria are decendants
>of bacteria that found a hospitiable enviornment for their survial in the
>cytoplasm of emerging eukaryotes, etc, etc. (Okay, more than said, its
>accepted as trueism). Does anyone know of any studies where attempts
>have been made to set up a sutiable mitocondirial enviornment in-vivo and
>see if mitocondiria can survive in such an enviornment.
Mitochondrial Longevity In Vitro: The Retention of Respiratory Control.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 66 (no 3) 869-873 (1970).
C. A. Rebeiz
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