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Energizing Eukaryotes

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Science  31 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5769, pp. 1869
DOI: 10.1126/science.1126251

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Power, Sex, Suicide. Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life. By Nick Lane. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005. 368 pp. $30, £18.99. ISBN 0-19-280481-2.

The author explores a range of big questions in biology--including eukaryote origins, human evolution, sex, fertility, and death--from the perspective of mitochondria.