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Short notes on Mitochondria

Short notes on Mitochondria

Definition : The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. ii. Total number per cell : Varies from less than one hundred up to several thousand. iii. Size and shape : It is variable in size and shape. Some are only a few hundred nanometers in diameter and globular in shape, where as others are […]

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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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