Life without mitochondria

Eukaryotic cells make up all living things, and they almost always have a power-generating organ called the mitochondria – or so we thought. Now, the discovery of a cell without a mitochondria is showing scientists how flexible living organisms can be.

SciTech Now Episode 247

In this episode of SciTech Now, wildlife volunteers in Oregon set out into the desert to remove barbed wire and fencing from nature; how complex scientific ideas gain acceptance; the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, may not be integral to all cells; and a team of researchers uses the unique properties of the Jersey […]