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Who named Mitochondria?

Postby gadget3302 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:32 am

Okay I know that Kolliker first desribed Mitochondria but he called them granules, who called them Mitochondria?
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Postby thank.darwin » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:38 am

I'm sorry but I couldn't find that on the net - do you have any other questions about mitochondria?
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Postby RobJim » Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:26 pm

It's amazing how hard it is to find an answer to this question.
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Postby mith » Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:25 pm

Wikipedia states that mitochondria means "thread granule." Do you think mitochondria is what he called them?

also check out this little timeline
http://members.aol.com/christofmorin/history_eng.html

- 1857 : Kölliker discovers the mitochondria in muscle.

- 1890 : Altmann describes a technique to dye mitochondria and postulate their metabolic and genetic autonomy.

- 1912 : Warburg makes the hypothesis of the existence of a respiratory enzyme that activates the oxygen and can be inhibited by cyanide.

- 1923 : Keilin shows the variation of redox state of cytochrome during respiration.

- 1929 : Fiske and Subbarow isolate ATP.

- 1933 : Keilin isolates the cytochrome c and reconstitutes the electron transfer into homogenate of myocardial tissue.

- 1937-1941 : Kalckar and Belitser, independently, make the first studies of oxidative phosphorylation.

- 1940-1943 : Claude isolates liver mitochondria.

- 1948-1950 : Kennedy and Lehninger show that tricarboxilic acid cycle, ß-oxidation and oxidative phosphorylation take place in mitochondria.

- 1951 : Lehninger shows the coupling between oxidative phosphorylation and the transfer of electrons in the respiratory chain of mitochondria.

- 1965-1967 : Mitchell and Moyle show the mitochondrial proton translocation.

- 1968 : Chappell obtains evidence for a number of transport systems in which anions are involved.
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Postby RobJim » Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:07 pm

I saw the timeline, though I didn't see that definition in Wikipedia. I thought I checked it too.

Some website I read on the net talked about Kolliker's and Altman's work with mitochondria. I both cases, it said that it was "later named mitochondria". Therefore Kolliker didn't use this term, and if Altman did, it was some time after he began to work with it.
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Postby zerotimbo2001 » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:25 pm

mitochondira is just a latin name for thread granule, such as Candida mean white in latin

See Candida sp. a dimorphic yeast which has a white colony morphology seee its all Latin to mee
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Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:14 pm

The mitochondrian was first identified at the end of the 19th century by Altmann. It was given the name "mitochondria" by Karl Benda, a German physician. (1857-1933).
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Postby b_d_41501 » Mon May 30, 2005 4:44 pm

I figured someone would be impressed by my answer...... :( lol
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Postby Poison » Mon May 30, 2005 5:35 pm

Thanx for the answer... ;)
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Postby b_d_41501 » Tue May 31, 2005 11:23 pm

Thanks Poison. lol
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who discovered mitochondria

Postby ahmedalzawalaty » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:39 pm

i think you will make no use of knowledge of who discovered this organelle precisely
if it is not definitely known!!!!! :lol:
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:45 pm

@ahmedalzawalaty
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