Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 15 - 15.5 - Concept Check - Page 311: 3


Cells contain many mitochondria, not all of which may be mutants. The non-mutants can essentially pick up the slack for the mutant mitochondria by functioning well enough to sustain respiration.

Work Step by Step

To help see this, review the chapter on cell structure and note how abundant mitochondria are in the eukaryotic cells diagrammed there.
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