Mitochondria (Part 1): More Than Just the Powerhouse

Mitochondria, defined. Anyone who has sat in a biology class has probably heard the line – ‘mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell’. But these tiny rod-shaped organelles are more than just energy-producing factories; they are vital to our health, and our life. It is hypothesized that mitochondria used to be separate, free-living prokaryotic cells that were engulfed by eukaryotic ... Read More