2 years ago
Fun, young & creative teacher for sciences with a biology specialism!
Membranes within organelles may be involved in compartmentalisation. This may be to create a specific condition needed for a cellular process. This may be an acidic pH within a lysosome to break down cellular components.
However, within mitochondria the double membrane, Cristae, increases the surface area for the reactants of respiration.
I'm available for 1:1 private online tuition!Click here to view my profile and arrange a free introduction.
Organelle membranes serve to separate the functions occurring within each organelle from the cell. If organelles didn't have membranes, none of the functions would be able to occur, because all of the enzymes and substrates would 'mix'.
Think you can help?