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It's commonly believed that it's muscle cells that have the largest amount of mitochondria, and for good reason. Muscle cells are continually used to move the body, so they have the most mitochondria because of the large energy requirement. If you want to be more specific, the muscle cells of a marathon runner have even more since the muscle cells involved ...


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A simple method would me to express a fluorescent protein in the cell that specifically localizes to mitochondria. mito-dsRed is a Red Fluorescent Protein which has that property; it can be expressed from a plasmid. Using fluorescent microscopy and image analysis, you would be able to measure the geometric properties of the mitochondria. This can be done at ...


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No there aren't any organisms with fully functional mitochondria which (the latter) do not retain the minigenome. On whether it is theoretically possible to transfer all the mitochondrial genes to the nucleus: Perhaps it is possible and mitochondria may work just like lysosomes and ER, but I think that the responses will be greatly delayed. At present ...



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