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Post by mutakimutawaki » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:45 pm

if you poke a hole in a mitochondrion, can it still perform oxidative respiration? can fragments of mitochondria perform oxidative respiration?

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Post by mith » Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:14 pm

Does a bucket still work if you poke a hole in it? Well of course it depends on the size of the hole.
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Post by david23 » Sat May 05, 2007 2:26 am

where is the hole? if u start to leak protons, NADH, or components from the ETC then u are screwed. there is only one mitochondria, what do u mean fragments of mito?

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Post by daniel.kurz » Sun May 06, 2007 2:49 am

It should still be able to work as long as you don't poke it in certain spots. Of course other things might leak in and mess with the ability for the chemical oxidation reaction.

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