How is the mitochondrion adapted to its function?


How is the mitochondria adapted to its function?


Mitochondria are the organelles of the cell within which many processes of cellular respiration occur. This makes it "the powerhouse of the cell", as it is crucial in extracting all the useful energy from biomolecules. These processes are the link reaction, the citric acid cycle, and the electron transport chain.

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The structure of the mitochondrion is very well adapted to its respiratory function. A key part of its structure is its double membrane. Firstly, the...

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What Is Mitochondria? - Definition & Functions


Chapter 3 / Lesson 8

Mitochondria are organelles in eukaryotic cells that produce the chemical energy necessary to support biochemical reactions. Explore the definition and functions of mitochondria, discover how they began, and understand their importance in the survival of eukaryotic cells.

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