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What is the function of the mitochrondria?

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The mitochondria is found in the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells. Its main function is to produce energy (in the form of ATP) via aerobic respiration (dependent on oxygen).

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The mitochondria is a membrane-bound organelle found within the cytoplasm of the cell.

The main function of the mitochondria is produce energy for the cell, in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). This is why the mitochondria is referred to as the 'powerhouse of the cell'.

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The mitochondria is a membrane bound organelle found in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and is the site of aerobic respiration.

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