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seen May 8 '12 at 14:58

Finished with the PhD. Doing a post-doc in graph theory applied to social networks. Got too many things that are too heavy being juggle in my brain!!! ouchy


Jan
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comment How many times did endosymbiosis occur?
@Thomas Ingalis, with the example of Buchnera, why does a intracellular endosymbiont involve genome transfer? What is that referring to exactly?
Jan
25
comment How many times did endosymbiosis occur?
what is the story of oxygen catastrophe which put some force upon mitochondria?
Jan
25
accepted What is the benefit for cells having the ATP production regulated in mitochondria compared to being from the nucleus?
Jan
24
comment Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
@mgkrebbs, which genes migrated from mitochondria to the nuclear genome? Those that it would have needed to survive independently of the host cell?
Jan
24
comment What is the benefit for cells having the ATP production regulated in mitochondria compared to being from the nucleus?
wouldn't some examples of a mononucleotic system emerged to compete if it was slightly as efficient? Why does this arrangement dominate?
Jan
24
comment Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
@Amy, why is this symbiosis so much more beneficial than the scenario of all regulation being contained in the nucleus?
Jan
24
asked What is the benefit for cells having the ATP production regulated in mitochondria compared to being from the nucleus?
Jan
24
comment Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
this is very interesting how there is bilateral communication between DNA and mitochondria. Does mitochondria have to work to survive? Eg. if they do not produce ATP, do they die?
Jan
24
awarded  Scholar
Jan
24
accepted Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
Jan
24
awarded  Supporter
Jan
24
comment Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
so there is a stable equilibrium concentration between these two compounds? And is it that the use (or lack of use) of ATP ignites the production of more ATP from ADP?
Jan
24
comment Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
@NickT, does that imply that the host 'controls' the activity of mitochondria?
Jan
24
awarded  Student
Jan
23
asked Do mitochondria simply automatically convert glucose to ATP?
Jan
23
awarded  Autobiographer