The Hydrogenosome Is Born: In Memoriam Donald G. Lindmark
The first version of this multi-author work devoted to hydrogenosomes and mitosomes, younger cousins of the well-known mitochondria, was published 10 years ago (Tachezy 2008). Although Eduard, the hero of Goethe’s novel, lamented already in 1807 that one “had to relearn everything every five years,” the publication of a new edition, although not 5 but only 10 years later, still indicates a significant increase of our knowledge and understanding of these organelles.
My research could not have unfolded without the generous support of those who accommodated me in their Departments and laboratories: Imre Törő and Béla Párducz in Budapest, Christian de Duve and William Trager in New York, Heinz Holter and Cicily Chapman-Andresen in Copenhagen, André Adoutte and Hervé le Guyader in Orsay, and William Martin in Düsseldorf. I am indebted to all. My wife and parasitologist colleague Jan S. Keithly stood by me for long, long years. Many colleagues participated in our work, to many to be listed here. Their contributions are acknowledged in the individual papers, which emerged from this work. Much of the work was supported with past grants from NIH and NSF.
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