what are the similarities and dis-similarities between mitochondria and plastids?

Asked by adiverma19122002 | 4th May, 2020, 07:01: PM

Expert Answer:

Similarities between mitochondria and plastids:

(i) Both have similar external structure.

(ii) Both have their own DNA and ribosome.

Differences between mitochondria and plastids:



  • Found in all eukaryotic cells
  • Found in only plant cells
  • Produces ATP
  • Produces glucose and stores it as starch
  • The main function is cell respiration
  • Main organelle for photosynthesis
  • Smaller in size
  • Comparatively larger in size
  • Pigments are absent
  • Pigments are present

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 4th May, 2020, 07:38: PM