Mitochondria - Molecular Machine - Powerhouse Of The Cell

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An enormous gap exists between prokaryote (bacteria and cyanobacteria) cells and eukaryote (protists, plant...
An enormous gap exists between prokaryote (bacteria and cyanobacteria) cells and eukaryote (protists, plants and animals) type of cells: Excerpt: A crucial difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes is the means they use to produce ATP. All life produces ATP by three basic chemical methods only: oxidative phosphorylation, photophosphorylation, and substrate-level phosphorylation (Lim, 1998, p. 149). In prokaryotes ATP is produced both in the cell wall and in the cytosol by glycolysis. In eukaryotes most ATP is produced in chloroplasts (for plants), or in mitochondria (for both plants and animals). No means of producing ATP exists that is intermediate between these four basic methods and no transitional forms have ever been found that bridge the gap between these four different forms of ATP production. The machinery required to manufacture ATP is so intricate that viruses are not able to make their own ATP. They require cells to manufacture it and viruses have no source of energy apart from cells. ...prokaryotes and eukaryotes are profoundly different from each other and clearly represent a marked dichotomy in the 'evolution' of life. . . The organizational complexity of the eukaryotes is so much greater than that of the prokaryotes that it is difficult to visualize how a eukaryote could have arisen from any known prokaryote (Hickman et al., 1997, p. 39). Some of the differences are that prokaryotes lack organelles, a cytoskeleton, and most of the other structures present in eukaryotic cells. Consequently, the functions of most organelles and other ultrastructure cell parts must be performed in bacteria by the cell membrane and its infoldings called mesosomes. *******www.trueorigin****/atp.asp The Darwinian Basis of the Prokaryote-to-Eukaryote Transition Collapses - Nov. 2010 *******www.evolutionnews****/2010/11/on_the_energetics_of_genome_co040431.html Evolution vs ATP Synthase - Molecular Machine - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/4012706 The ATP Synthase Enzyme - exquisite motor necessary for first life - video ***********/watch?v=W3KxU63gcF4 The inner life of a cell - Harvard University - video ***********/watch?v=mbcWGU8fpxA User's guide to the video *******sparkleberrysprings****/innerlifeofcell.html The Cell - A World Of Complexity Darwin Never Dreamed Of - Donald E. Johnson - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/4139390 Ben Stein - EXPELLED - The Staggering Complexity Of The Cell - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/4227700 Articles and Videos on Molecular Motors ***********/Doc?docid=0AYmaSrBPNEmGZGM4ejY3d3pfMzlkNjYydmRkZw&hl=en Michael Behe - Life Reeks Of Design - 2010 - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/5066181 Stephen Meyer - Functional Proteins And Information For Body Plans - video *******www.metacafe****/watch/4050681 Intelligent Design - The Anthropic Hypothesis *******lettherebelight-77.blogspot****/2009/10/intelligent-design-anthropic-hypothesis_19.html