structure and function of mitochondria.

Asked by prakritiprakash12 | 21st Jul, 2015, 07:01: PM

Expert Answer:

Structure and Characteristics of Mitochondria

1.Have varied shapes but are usually sausage-like

2.Double walled, inner wall thrown into folds called cristae

3. Contain their own DNA with several genes

3. Contain their own ribosomes
Function of Mitochondria

1. Seat of aerobic respiration- Release and store energy in the form of ATP

2. Synthesis of respiratory enzymes

3. Synthesis of energy-rich compounds (therefore called power house of the cell)

4. Make some of their own proteins.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 22nd Jul, 2015, 08:19: AM