mitochondria

Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis (1938-2011)

Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis (1938–2011)

Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis studied cells and mitochondria in the US during the second half of the twentieth century. She developed a theory for the origin of eukaryotic cells. In that theory, she proposed that two kinds of structures found in eukaryotic cells, mitochondria in animals and plastids in plants, were once free-living bacteria that lived harmoniously and in close proximity to larger cells, a scenario

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