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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 »

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The main function of mitochondria is the production of ATP through cellular respiration. Other functions of mitochondria include heat production, programmed cell death, regulation of the metabolic activity in a cell and ... More »

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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 »

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