Power plants of aerobic cells

Why mitochondria be considered the power plants of aerobic cells?




Mitochondria are ‘power plants' of the aerobic cells because in them the ending stages of the cellular respiration process occurs. Cellular respiration is the procedure of using organic molecule (or mainly glucose) and oxygen to generate carbon dioxide and energy. The energy is stored in the form of the ATP (or adenosine triphosphate) molecules and later employed in other cellular metabolic reactions. In mitochondria, the last two steps of cellular respiration occur: the Krebs cycle and respiratory chain.

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