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How does the mitochondria benefit the cell?

How does the mitochondria benefit the cell?

Mitochondria are rod-shaped organelles that can be considered the power generators of the cell, converting oxygen and nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the chemical energy “currency” of the cell that powers the cell’s metabolic activities.

Why is the mitochondria the most important?

Mitochondria are tiny double membrane-bound organelles found in almost every cell of all organisms except bacteria. Known as the “powerhouse of the cell” they are primarily responsible for converting the air we breathe and the food we eat into energy that our cells can use to grow, divide and function.

What are your mitochondria and what do they do in your body?

Mitochondria are membrane-bound cell organelles (mitochondrion, singular) that generate most of the chemical energy needed to power the cell’s biochemical reactions. Chemical energy produced by the mitochondria is stored in a small molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Can humans live without mitochondria?

You can’t survive without mitochondria, the organelles that power most human cells. Mitochondria are the descendants of bacteria that settled down inside primordial eukaryotic cells, eventually becoming the power plants for their new hosts.

What would happen if mitochondria stopped working?

For our bodies the conversion from food energy to ATP happens in mitochondria. If your mitochondria are not working properly then you are less able to convert food into ATP. For cells that require a lot of ATP, for example your muscles, this is a problem and they may become weaker and get tired faster.

What is difference between plant cell and animal cell class 9?

A plant cell is surrounded by rigid cell wall whereas animal cell does not have cell wall. Presence of a large vacuole in plant cell, which is small in animal cell. Plant cells have plastids whereas animal cells do not have plastids. Centrosomes are absent in plant cell whereas animal cell have centrosomes.

What is osmosis Class 9?

Osmosis is the passage ot water from a region of high water concentration through a semi-permeable membrane to a region of low water concentration. If the medium has a lower water concentration then the cell will lose water by osmosis. Such a solution is known as hypertonic solution.

What does the Golgi body do?

A Golgi body, also known as a Golgi apparatus, is a cell organelle that helps process and package proteins and lipid molecules, especially proteins destined to be exported from the cell.

What is the function of cytoskeleton?

The cytoskeleton is a structure that helps cells maintain their shape and internal organization, and it also provides mechanical support that enables cells to carry out essential functions like division and movement.