Mitochondrial fusion is an essential process for preserving the integrity and stability of mitochondrial DNA; however, regulation of this process remains largely mysterious. In this issue of BMC Biology, Schauss and colleagues describe a simple, reliable, and robust novel assay that allows fusion of mammalian mitochondria to be quantified in vitro.
Jourdain, A., & Martinou, J. C. (2010, July 26). Mitochondrial dynamics: Quantifying mitochondrial fusion in vitro. BMC Biology. https://doi.org/10.1186/1741-7007-8-99