Evolution: ‘Millefoglie’ origin of mitochondrial cristae

Paul A.M. Michels, Michael L. Ginger

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Striated intracytoplasmic membranes in alphaproteobacteria are often reminiscent of millefoglie pastries. A new study reveals a protein complex homologous to that responsible for mitochondrial cristae formation drives intracytoplasmic membrane formation, thereby establishing bacterial ancestry for the biogenesis of mitochondrial cristae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R219-R221
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number6
Early online date27 Mar 2023
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2023


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