Who named Mitochondria?
February 8, 2005 at 3:32 am #361gadget3302Participant
Okay I know that Kolliker first desribed Mitochondria but he called them granules, who called them Mitochondria?
February 9, 2005 at 2:38 am #19449thank.darwinParticipant
I’m sorry but I couldn’t find that on the net – do you have any other questions about mitochondria?
February 13, 2005 at 3:26 pm #19563RobJimParticipant
It’s amazing how hard it is to find an answer to this question.
February 13, 2005 at 9:25 pm #19578mithParticipant
Wikipedia states that mitochondria means “thread granule.” Do you think mitochondria is what he called them?
also check out this little timeline
– 1857 : Kölliker discovers the mitochondria in muscle.
– 1890 : Altmann describes a technique to dye mitochondria and postulate their metabolic and genetic autonomy.
– 1912 : Warburg makes the hypothesis of the existence of a respiratory enzyme that activates the oxygen and can be inhibited by cyanide.
– 1923 : Keilin shows the variation of redox state of cytochrome during respiration.
– 1929 : Fiske and Subbarow isolate ATP.
– 1933 : Keilin isolates the cytochrome c and reconstitutes the electron transfer into homogenate of myocardial tissue.
– 1937-1941 : Kalckar and Belitser, independently, make the first studies of oxidative phosphorylation.
– 1940-1943 : Claude isolates liver mitochondria.
– 1948-1950 : Kennedy and Lehninger show that tricarboxilic acid cycle, ß-oxidation and oxidative phosphorylation take place in mitochondria.
– 1951 : Lehninger shows the coupling between oxidative phosphorylation and the transfer of electrons in the respiratory chain of mitochondria.
– 1965-1967 : Mitchell and Moyle show the mitochondrial proton translocation.
– 1968 : Chappell obtains evidence for a number of transport systems in which anions are involved.
February 13, 2005 at 10:07 pm #19582RobJimParticipant
I saw the timeline, though I didn’t see that definition in Wikipedia. I thought I checked it too.
Some website I read on the net talked about Kolliker’s and Altman’s work with mitochondria. I both cases, it said that it was “later named mitochondria”. Therefore Kolliker didn’t use this term, and if Altman did, it was some time after he began to work with it.
March 22, 2005 at 4:25 pm #20733zerotimbo2001Participant
mitochondira is just a latin name for thread granule, such as Candida mean white in latin
See Candida sp. a dimorphic yeast which has a white colony morphology seee its all Latin to mee
April 27, 2005 at 1:14 pm #21773
The mitochondrian was first identified at the end of the 19th century by Altmann. It was given the name “mitochondria” by Karl Benda, a German physician. (1857-1933).
May 30, 2005 at 4:44 pm #23416
I figured someone would be impressed by my answer…… 🙁 lol
May 30, 2005 at 5:35 pm #23421PoisonParticipant
Thanx for the answer… 😉
May 31, 2005 at 11:23 pm #23494
Thanks Poison. lol
June 1, 2005 at 4:39 pm #23524ahmedalzawalatyParticipant
i think you will make no use of knowledge of who discovered this organelle precisely
if it is not definitely known!!!!! 😆
June 1, 2005 at 7:45 pm #23539
June 2, 2005 at 3:29 pm #23582
Actually it is definitely known. Just takes a little extra research sometimes to figure something out if you want to know it bad enough. Mistery is right as well, Science is made up of millions (figure of speech, but probably true nonetheless) of useless facts that are impressive to know.
October 14, 2006 at 11:31 pm #56629lbParticipant
Kolliker described conspicuous "granules" aligned between the striated myofibrils of muscle, and Flemming observed "filaments" in the cytoplasm of other cell types. In 1890 Altmann discovered a method of staining these structures with fuchsin that made it possible to demonstrate their occurrence in nearly all types of cells. He interpreted them as "elementary living particles, bioblasts, present in all cells", considering them similar to bacteria and probably capable of independent existence. The term mitochondrion, descriptive of the prevailing threadlike form of the organelle, was introduced in 😀 1898 by Benda, who made valuable observations on their form and distribution in preparations stained with alizarin and crystal violet.
November 3, 2006 at 1:27 am #57935mafiaparty303Participant
it has roots in latin mito meaingn thread, chond meaning granule so thread granule as someone said before
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