Mitochondria- Definition, Structure, Functions and Diagram

Mitochondria- Structure and Functions

Mitochondria Definition Mitochondria are oxygen-consuming ribbon-shaped cellular organelles of immense importance floating free throughout the cell. They are known as the “powerhouse of the cell” since these organelles supply all the necessary biological energy to the cell by oxidizing the substrates available. The enzymatic oxidation of chemical compounds in the mitochondria releases energy.  Since mitochondria act as the power-houses, they …

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