Mistletoe's cells are broken at a fundamental level

 作者:南宫聱     |      日期:2019-03-03 07:16:01
By Andy Coghlan A NONDESCRIPT plant has overturned one of the bedrock assumptions of biology. Unlike every other animal and plant ever studied, the mistletoe’s cells lack the equipment to make energy. It is unclear how it survives. Animals and plants are eukaryotes: they are made of cells that are more complex than those of bacteria. All eukaryotic cells hold tiny, sausage-shaped objects called mitochondria, which are their energy source. Mitochondria are vital for nearly all eukaryotes. Some single-celled members of this group, such as certain yeasts,