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8 Months ago

A step closer to understanding evolution -- mitochondrial division conserved across species: New study shows exactly how the manner in which mitochondria divide has remained the same since evolution began

A group of scientists showed for the first time that in red algae, an enzyme that is usually involved in cell division also plays a role in replication of mitochondria -- a crucial cell organelle. Moreover, they discovered a similar mechanism in human cells, leading them to believe that the process by which mitochondria replicate is similar across all eukaryotic species -- from simple to complex organisms.