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An unusual delivery service

06:15 EDT 30 Aug 2017 | Science Daily

Is it better to produce locally or to import? That can be a crucial question for simple lifeforms as well. Mitochondria, the power plants of the cell, have their own protein factories although the cell apparatus could easily do the job for them. A special species of eukaryotes even has all the transfer-RNA it needs for protein assembly promptly delivered. Researchers have now uncovered how this highly unusual import mechanism works in detail.

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