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The structure and function of mitochondria are often used as support for the endosymbiotic theory. Describe two of these properties and explain how they support the theory.

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    http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/4ff84537e4b058f8b762c10e

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    See Biology 9 edition Campbell & Reece Unit 4 The History of Life on Earth

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    Mitochondria have two membranes, one of which is biochemically similar to bacteria and the other similar to eukaryotes. How could this happen? It could happen if the mitochondria was once a free living bacteria which was endocytosed by a eukaryote. Rather than being synthesized by the cell mitochondria undergo division similar to binary fission as it occurs in bacteria. Again, this supports the idea mitochondria was a bacterium that got engulfed by a eukaryote.

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