...Beauty, cleaning, DIY tips and more - free to join!
   Login   Contact us   Site map   Puzzle Club   Ask a question    Newsletter

What is mitochondria?


Question asked by: knowitall

They are membrane-enclosed organelles within eukaryotic cells, containing enzymes responsible for energy production during aerobic respiration. They are key to life as they create ATP used to drive and power all cells of the body. Without mitochondria we would be useless. They are believed to originally have been independent bacteria but have been integral parts of eukaryotic cells since a very early stage.

By: Unknown
star star star star
Average rating for this answer is 4 / 5

Rate Answer
Comment or provide your answer to this question
No comments have been added to this question "What is mitochondria?".
Ask a New Question

Find out more about Biology

Biology Questions and Answers

cells Questions and Answers

Next question: What is the probability of life evolving on a planet?


Become a Member! It's Free >>>

Share on Facebook: On Twitter: TwitterTweet this!

Question Keywords

mitochondria  

More Questions:

Why Is It Difficult To Draw Distinct Boundries Between Most Ecosystems?
What Are The Advantages Of Cells Such As The Intestinal Cell Over A Highy Folded Cell Membrane?
Cloning To Produce Embryonic Stem Cell Is Called What?
What Is The Function Of The Thoracic Duct?
What Microbe Is Measles Caused By?