Mitochondrial Outer Membrane: Definition & Overview


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Which phrase does NOT describe the mitochondrial outer membrane?

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1. The mitochondrial outer membrane has a protein to phospholipid ratio most similar to ______.

2. Which cellular component provides the mitochondrion with lipids?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the mitochondrial outer membrane. For the quiz, you'll need to know the characteristics of the outer membrane and how the mitochondrial membrane compares with cell membranes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Characteristics of the outer membrane
  • How the membrane compares with cell membranes
  • How the mitochondrion gets its lipids

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how the mitochondrion gets its lipids and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the outer membrane
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the mitochondrial membrane and cell membranes

Additional Learning

To learn more about the gateway to receive energy, review the corresponding lesson titled Mitochondrial Outer Membrane: Definition & Overview. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what carries out aerobic respiration in our cells
  • Identify what separates the inside of the organelle
  • Explain the structures of the outer membrane
  • Describe how proteins enter the matrix of the inner workings of the cell
  • Appreciate the collaborative functions between the inner and outer membrane