What Is the Job of the Mitochondria?


The mitochondria aids in production of energy, in the form of ATP adenosine triphosphate. This energy is used by different cells to perform the specific work necessary for cell survival and function. It is found in both plant and animal cells.
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What Is the Job of Mitochondria?
Mitochondria is a component of every cell in your body. It is essential in the implementation of oxidative phosphorylation where it produces most of the adenosine triphosphate -- ATP -- needed for energy. Oxidative phosphorylation is the process where... More »
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Well, mitochondria is considered the power plant of cell. It plays a critical role in generating energy for the cell. Mitochondria also recycle and decompose fats, proteins and carbohydrates and form urea.
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