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Mitochondrial Matrix: Definition & Function

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Which processes take place in the mitochondrion?

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1. Which other organelle shares a similar probable origin with mitochondrion?

2. The mitochondrial matrix resides in the ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz questions will ask you to understand the various characteristics of the mitochondrion. You will need to understand the processes inside the mitochondrion as well as related organelles. Other questions will explore ionic balance as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will review the following:

  • Processes in the mitochondrion
  • Organelle with similar origins
  • What maintains ionic balance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding where glycolysis occurs and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the enzymes encoded in the mitochondrial DNA
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mitochondrial matrix lesson

Additional Learning

Read the lesson called Mitochondrial Matrix: Definition & Function for more information on this topic. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the mitochondrial matrix is
  • Identify the main functions of the matrix
  • Explain the first stage of aerobic respiration
  • Describe how the mitochondrion resembles bacteria
  • Appreciate how ionic balance is achieved in our cells
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