Describe the structure and function of mitochondria.


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Mitochondria are numerous and tiny.

Typically it is sausage-shaped or cylindrical, shaped like cucumbers, paddles, rods, or balls.

It has a diameter of 0.2-1.0μm and length 1.0-4.1μm.

Each mitochondrion is a double membrane-bound structure.


Mitochondria are the sites of aerobic respiration. Mitochondria are often referred to as the powerhouses of the cell as they produce cellular energy in the form of ATP to keep the individual cells and the plant functioning.

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