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What is mitochondria?
Question Date: 2016-04-24
Answer 1:

Mitochondria are tiny organelles that produce the energy the cell needs to function. Imagine if the cell is like a large factory, the mitochondria would be like an in-house electricity generator that allows the factory to run. Hope that helps!

Answer 2:

Mitochondria are tiny compartments found within cells and they convert the energy in food we eat into energy that the cell can use. They are like the "gas station" for cells and provide cells with energy.

Answer 3:

Mitochondria are tiny organelles - like organs, but part of a cell - that serves to produce energy for the cell.

They are very complicated, and once long ago were free-living bacteria that got absorbed into the ancestors of the cells they are now part of.

Answer 4:

Mitochondria is one part of the tiny cells that make up plants and animals (and a few other groups of organisms such as fungi). The mitochondria is kind of like the energy generator for the cell and each cell can have many mitochondria in them. The mitochondria do a few different things but their largest job is to make a lot of energy that powers the cells so that the cells can do their different jobs.

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