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I'm sorry but I couldn't find that on the net - do you have any other questions about mitochondria?
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Wikipedia states that mitochondria means "thread granule." Do you think mitochondria is what he called them?
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- 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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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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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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