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    is there any correlation between when mitochondria reproduce and when cells reproduce?


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    I took a class in mitochondrial genetics last fall.
    From what I was told:
    The density of mitochondria in a cell is relatively constant. So that implies that there is some sort of regulation that correlates cell growth with mitochondrial growth.

    But they didn't really present any evidence that was super strong.

    General answer yes, but the mechanism isn't know just yet.


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    there is no division/reproduction cycle reported for mitochondria and there are many copies of its DNA contained. So it's presumed mechanical division/ separation to formed cells happens with cellular division
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    Quote Originally Posted by sigmafactor
    I took a class in mitochondrial genetics last fall.
    From what I was told:
    The density of mitochondria in a cell is relatively constant. So that implies that there is some sort of regulation that correlates cell growth with mitochondrial growth.

    But they didn't really present any evidence that was super strong.

    General answer yes, but the mechanism isn't know just yet.
    ok, sounds good. thanks. Class in mitochondrial genetics...never would've imagined it.
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    I think they have a class for everything these days!
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