mitochondrion - 18K gold plated

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  • $243.00

Burning Sugar, Churning Out Energy

The mitochondrion, like chloroplast, is the end result of a dependent relationship that turned into full codependency. A small cell capable of turning sugar into energy was hugged and absorbed by a larger cell and put to work. The agreement was simple, “Stay here, I will protect you from the scary outside world and you can do what you do best all day long.” It wasn’t a totally bad deal for the mitochondrion since it never had to look for sugar, the larger cell did all the hunting and killing and eating. Today, almost every single cell in our body is filled with these little workers, still churning out energy. Celebrate them with our gold-plated mitochondrion necklace. It also makes a great gift for someone with a sweet tooth, cell biologists, microbiologists, and evolutionary biologists.

  • 18K gold plated brass
  • Delivered with a 14K gold plated chain with lobster clasp (45 cm - 17.7")
  • Pendant: 24 mm
  • Packed in a beautiful gift box
  • Cleaning cloth included
  • Certificate of Authenticity included