Bioscience · Science

The Inside-Out Theory


The inside-out theory provides a gradual path by which eukaryotic cells could have evolved. The first stage began with a bacterial cell whose outer membrane forms protrusions, which the Baums call ‘blebs’, that reached out from the cell. These protrusions trapped free-living mitochondria-like bacteria between them. Using the energy gained from being in close contact with bacteria (and using bacterial-derived lipids), cells were able to get bigger and expand the size of their blebs (First Paragraph).”


Buzz Baum, University College London, says: “Even if the hypothesis or parts of it are refuted, we are optimistic that the effort to evaluate it will spawn new cell biological discoveries and, in so doing, will improve our understanding of biology of eukaryotic cells as they grow and divide. Although students studying cell biology may come to think that it’s too late for them to contribute to a field where almost everything is known, this simply isn’t the case. As the model helps to make clear, there is still much to be discovered about the basic logic of eukaryotic cell organisation (Last Paragraph).”

The full article is available here, a click distance: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141028082646.htm

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