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One common analogy for the mitochondria (singular mitochondrion) is a powerhouse, as mitochondria create energy for the cell. Mitochondria are sometimes called the furnace of the cell as well. Like a powerhouse or furnac... More »

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A car can be compared to a plant cell because they both have parts that carry out similar functions. In this case, a cell is not compared to a car in its overall function but instead in the functions of some of its parts... More »

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One way to explain how the different organelles in a cell operate is to think of the cell as a miniature society. Within its walls are factories, power plants, a leader, a packaging plant, a central gathering place and r... More »

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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 »

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The organelle commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell is the mitochondria. This structure is the site for the production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, a high-energy molecule that drives various cellular p... More »

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The organelle that provides energy for the cell is mitochondrion. While mitochondria are the primary source of energy in eukaryotic cells, cells can still derive a small amount of energy from other processes like glycoly... More »

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Good cell analogy project ideas include comparing the cell to a city, a school, the government or any other organization with a border, an energy producer, a center, a pattern of development, pathways and storage facilit... More »

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