mitochondria mean

Asked by beheraashutosh718 | 14th Nov, 2021, 11:15: AM

Expert Answer:

  • Mitochondria are an important cell organelles present in cells. They are known as powerhouses of the cells.
  • They have varied shapes, but usually are sausage-like.
  • They are tiny rod-shaped or spherical organelles.
  • The mitochondria are double walled, with inner wall thrown into folds, called cristae.

Functions of mitochondria:

  • Release and store energy  
  • Synthesis of respiratory enzymes
  • Synthesis of energy-rich compounds such as ATP.

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 15th Nov, 2021, 10:58: AM