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 »

Cells that need to perform high amounts of work, such as muscle cells in the heart and legs, fat cells and liver cells. Mitochondria are organelles which contain their own DNA. Animal cells generally have approximately 1... More »

Liver cells have been found to have the most mitochondria with an estimated 1,000 to 2,000. Mitochondria can be found in all living cells. More »

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Cells that have no mitochondria are unable to convert oxygen into energy, found in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). All multicellular eukaryotic organisms, including plants and animals, have mitochondria in some... More »

The mitochondria is called the powerhouse of the cell because it is responsible for producing most of the cell's energy, or adenosine tri-phosphate (ATP). Mitochondria are able to multiply in response to the energy needs... More »

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 »

Mitochondria give off water, carbon dioxide and energy, in the form of ATP molecules, during cellular respiration. Mitochondria produce these by combining glucose and oxygen molecules, which creates the molecules and rel... More »