Problem: Starting with shredded spinach leaves, you follow a procedure that separates cellular organelles into different fractions. To identify the fraction that contains the mitochondria, you should test for the presence of A. insulin receptorsB. aquaporinC. phospholipids present only in the mitochondrial outer membraneD. electron transport proteinsE. mitochondrial wall polysaccharides

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To determine the fraction that contains the mitochondria, we should check for the presence of substances unique to the mitochondria. 

Most of the substances given are membrane components and/or not actually exclusive to the mitochondrion.

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Starting with shredded spinach leaves, you follow a procedure that separates cellular organelles into different fractions. To identify the fraction that contains the mitochondria, you should test for the presence of 

A. insulin receptors

B. aquaporin

C. phospholipids present only in the mitochondrial outer membrane

D. electron transport proteins

E. mitochondrial wall polysaccharides

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