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 How Do We Weigh Stars? A New Force of Nature Has Been Discovered! What Color Is a Mirror ? Why Does Virtual Reality Make Me Sick? The Race to Sequence the Human Genome If An Asteroid Didn’t Kill All The Dinosaurs, What Did? 2 Comments na August 29, 2010 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 September 21, 2010 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.