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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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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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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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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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