Mitochondria generate the energy that a cell needs to function properly. They are often described as the powerhouse of the cell. They are also involved in signaling, cellular differentiation, cell death, maintenance of c... More » Science Biology Cells

Plant cells do have mitochondria. Mitochondria are capsule-shaped organelles that float freely around the cells and provide it with energy. The energy comes from the nutrients the cell takes in and burns for fuel. More » Science Biology

The mitochondria is the location inside the cell where the energy, called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, is made. This specific part of the cell is composed of rod-shaped organelles. Mitochondria are the animal-version ... More » Science Biology Cells
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Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell. These structures are nicknamed the powerhouse of the cell because they work to convert energy into forms that the cell is able to use. More » Science Biology Cells

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