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Microbiology Monographs

Hydrogenosomes and Mitosomes: Mitochondria of Anaerobic Eukaryotes

Editors: Tachezy, Jan (Ed.)

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  • Presents the most recent knowledge of these "unusual sons of the mitochondrial family", including the theory of their evolution

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The new edition focuses on the latest information on mitochondrion-derived organelles, particularly on hydrogenosomes and mitosomes. It has become more and more evident that hydrogenosomes and mitosomes are just two specific members of larger family of organelles derived to various extent from mitochondria due to adaptation to oxygen-poor environment and to the parasitic life style. Since the 1st edition, investigation of free-living protists and commensals has revealed that there is a continuous spectrum of mitochondria-derived organelles from typical aerobic mitochondria, mitochondria with stepwise loss of respiratory chain complexes and with concomitant gain of anaerobic pathways (particularly hydrogenase), via hydrogenosomes and mitosomes to the newly discovered organisms that completely lost mitochondria. 

Most of the experimental data collected relates to the human pathogens Trichomonas vaginalis harboring hydrogenosomes, and Giardia intestinalis and Entamoeba histolytica with mitosoms. In principle, hydrogenosomes are hydrogen and ATP producing organelles, while the only known function in Giardia mitosomes is synthesis of iron-sulfur clusters, whereas mitosomes of E. histolytica possess the recently discovered sulfur activation pathway. Functions of other unusual mitochondria are mostly predicted based on transcriptomic/genomic analyses as corresponding organisms are not amenable to biochemical studies. 

Investigations on evolution and function of mitochondria-derived organelles substantially changed conventional views on mitochondrion from textbook models of an oxygen-consuming powerhouse of cells to a large family of organelles, variables in their structure and function in which hydrogenosomes and mitosome represent the most divergent anaerobic members.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17940-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hydrogenosomes and Mitosomes: Mitochondria of Anaerobic Eukaryotes
Editors
  • Jan Tachezy
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17941-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17941-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17940-3
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
VIII, 326
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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