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Facts about the mighty mitochondria-the powerhouse of the cell.

  • The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell because it produces energy in the form of ATP for cells.
  • Plant and animal cells contain mitochondria, but bacteria cells do not contain mitochondria.
  • Mitochondria are found floating in the cytoplasm of the cell.
  • Cells that require large amounts of energy like muscle cells will have large amounts of mitochondria.
  • A mitochondria has two layers and is folded on the inside. 
  • The mitochondria can reproduce by growing larger and then dividing, if the cell needs more energy.
  • Regular exercise will increase the number of mitochondria a cell contains.
  • Mitochondria have their own DNA and ribosomes.
  • Mitochondria produce energy in a process called cellular respiration. It takes oxygen and sugar and makes carbon dioxide water and ATP.

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