The Origins Of Complex Life Dr Nick Lane talks about the origins of complex life and tells us what his studies have concluded about evolution. VIDEO Facebook Prev Article Next Article Discover Checkout these cool gadgets... Related Posts The Perspectives of Risk and Death The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson) At what moment are you dead? Your Private Messages Might Travel Under This Beach How Big of A Universe Does It Take To See a Duplicate of Yourself? Can Danger Give You Super Strength? na This is an interesting notion. Organelles that we find inside of eukaryotic cells are somewhat like a cell within a cell. This is because they both have a lipid bi-layer separating them from the outside environment. A mitochondria is a good example of this; and in biology, mitochondria have their own set of DNA, separate from that found in the nucleus. I believe, in short, that is what the professor is implying. na in addition to my first post I wanted to add that it is widely accepted by biologists that chloroplasts and mitochondria most likely evolved from bacteria that were engulfed by eukaryotic cells.