Hydrogenosomes and Mitosomes: Mitochondria of Anaerobic Eukaryotes

  • Editors
  • Jan Tachezy

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Sabrina D. Dyall, Pavel Dolezal
    Pages 21-73
  3. Marlene Benchimol
    Pages 75-96
  4. Johannes H. P. Hackstein, Rob M. de Graaf, Jaap J. van Hellemond, Aloysius G. M. Tielens
    Pages 97-112
  5. Ivan Hrdý, Jan Tachezy, Miklós Müller
    Pages 113-145
  6. Johannes H. P. Hackstein, Scott E. Baker, Jaap J. van Hellemond, Aloysius G. M. Tielens
    Pages 147-162
  7. Jan Tachezy, Ondřej Šmíd
    Pages 201-230
  8. Nigel Yarlett, Kevin S. W. Tan
    Pages 255-264
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-287

About this book

Introduction

"Hydrogenosomes and Mitosomes: Mitochondria of Anaerobic Eukaryotes" provides a summary of the current knowledge of these organelles, which occur in unicellular, often parasitic organisms, including human pathogens. The distribution of these organelles is broad, but they were detected primarily in an anoxic habitat or nutrient rich intracellular niche that permits life without the efficient energy generating system of typical mitochondria. Their common characteristic is that they lack the aerobic energy conservation system of typical mitochondria and that they are usually the site of the synthesis of iron-sulfur clusters, regarded as the only indispensable function of eukaryotic mitochondria.

These mitochondria-related organelles exhibit a variety of structures and functions. This work describes properties such as protein import, structure, metabolism, adaptation, proteome and their role in drug activation and resistance. Further topics include the evolution and biogenesis of these organelles.

Keywords

Activation Adaptation Amitochondrial protists Anoxic habitat Cell organelles Endosymbiosis Energy metabolism Evolution Organelle conservation metabolism

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76733-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76732-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76733-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
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