So apparently up until now scientists believed that pretty much all cells had mitochondria. Mitochondria are like the energy power plants of our cells. Now they have discovered that there are cells that don't have mitochondria (found in the scientist's chinchilla, btw).
Now I'm wondering: is this a clue for us? Could it be that ME patients have too many cells without mitochondria?micro.magnet.fsu.edu/cells/mitochondria/mitochondria.html said:Without mitochondria, higher animals would likely not exist because their cells would only be able to obtain energy from anaerobic respiration (in the absence of oxygen), a process much less efficient than aerobic respiration.