Response to Martin and colleagues: Mitochondria do not boost the bioenergetic capacity of eukaryotic cells

Michael Lynch, Georgi K. Marinov

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Abstract

A recent paper by (Gerlitz et al., Biol Direct 13:21, 2018) questions the validity of the data underlying prior analyses on the bioenergetics capacities of cells, and continues to promote the idea that the mitochondrion endowed eukaryotic cells with energetic superiority over prokaryotes. The former point has been addressed previously, with no resultant changes in the conclusions, and the latter point remains inconsistent with multiple lines of empirical data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number26
JournalBiology Direct
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2018

Keywords

  • Bioenergetics
  • Cell size
  • Eukaryogenesis
  • Mitochondrion
  • Ribosomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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