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Origin of mitochondria

I think that this website is interesting considering the endosymbiotic theory of the origin of mitochondria is the explanation usually given for the origin of the organelle (the other is the autogenic one). And now it seems the origin of the peroxisome might get the same canned answer for its origin.

I remember the first time I read about the idea that mitochondria were essentially prokaryotic cells that took up residency in eukaryotic cells. The story I read seemed rather fairy-tale like.

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