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Power House of the Cell. Mitochondria | Anatomy | Physiology | #mitochondria #anatomy_physiology

Mitochondria is a membrane-enclosed organelle found in most eukaryotic cells.The word Mitochondrion comes from the Greek ‘mitos’ means thread and ‘chondrion’ means granule.

A Mitochondrion contains outer and inner membranes composed of phospholipids bilayer and proteins.There are five distinct parts to a mitochondrion. They are –
1.Outer mitochondrial membrane, 2.Intermembrane space, 3. Inner mitochondrial membrane, 4.Cristae, 5.Matrix.

Functions :
1.Energy Conversion,
2.Pyruvate and the citric acid cycle,
3.Heat production,
4.Storage of Calcium ion,
5.Produce ATP,
6.Power house of the Cell or Power plant.


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