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There are two general points that should be appreciated in relation to this question: Your statement that mitochondria “have prokaryotic ribosomes” is a misleading simplification. Although mitochondria and plastids are thought to be derived from eubacteria — and their ribosomes have some similarities in antibiotic sensitivity — the structures of their ...


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The endosymbiotic theory states that eukaryotic mitochondria were once freely-living bacteria that somehow migrated into the cell and began a symbiotic relationship. However, just because the mitochondria within human cells have prokaryotic origins, these are distant relationships that are exceedingly old. The ribosomes of current day bacteria (on which ...



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