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What is mitochondria?


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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.

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