mitochondria

Science Times - Mystery Behind Missing Genes of the Mistletoe Revealed

Romantic Mistletoe? Science Disagrees

Mistletoe is 'is less romantic' and it is a kind of parasite. Its leaves yield sugars by photosynthesis rather than roots, and its structures pierce the host tree's essential tissues to suck out water and nutrients.
Mitochondria

How A Parasite Became a Power House—The Tale of Mitochondria

Through the use of simple components, sugar, oxygen and transfer molecules, the mitochondria are able to create and store energy through the simple movement of electrons from one bond to another. And in spite of conflicting theories describing their possible origins, a new study at the University of Virginia is proving that the energy creators weren’t always self-sustaining components.
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