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The functions of the mitochondria

The functions of the mitochondria

Functions are 1. The enzymes of the mitochondria cause oxidation of the nutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat), thereby forming carbon dioxide & water and liberate energy. The liberated energy is used to synthesize a high energy substance called a triphosphate (ATP). ATP is then transported out of the mitochondrion and it diffuses throughout the cell […]

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