Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 21 - Self-Quiz - Page 352: 2


b. hydrogenosomes

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Hydrogenosomes are organelles in certain protists such as diplomonads and parabasalids that can make the energy-rich molecule ATP in the absence of oxygen; hydrogen gas is released as a result. These protists do not need mitochondria because hydrogenosomes provide the same function as mitochondria.
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