Action and regulation of mitochondrial and nuclear genes to assemble the respiratory apparatus that lets us breathe. CALS Impact Statement uri icon

abstract

  • Animals, plants, fungi, and other eukaryotes assemble their respiratory apparatus from protein subunits made in the cytoplasm and protein subunits made inside mitochondria. We are trying to understand the basic mechanisms that allow this coordinated process to occur, since defects in this process affect the health and vitality of both plants and animals, including humans.