Why mitochondria are called as semi autonomous organelles?

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The organelle which contain their own DNA and produces independently of the nucleus.

answered by Einaz Nasyer
Because the mitocondrial replication is control by the cell.it has its DNA so it just contain a small portion of genome rest of all genome has been moved to the nucleus . so it can replicate by ownself becauae its a selfreplicating organelle.
answered by umar mehmood
becoz it contains its own DNA and ribosomes so it can replicate
answered by anonymous