why is mitochondria known as the powerhouse of the cell?

Mitochondria are called power house of the cell because they release energy in the form of ATP for the metabolic functions of the cell by aerobic respiration. So, almost all the energy received or required by the cell is generated by mitochondria and hence it is called powerhouse of the cell i.e. the place form where power is derived or taken.

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cellular respiration takes place

food particles is converted to energy

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Mitochondria are sometimes described as "cellular power plants," because they generate most of the cell's supply of ATP, used as a source of chemical energy. The number of mitochondria in a cell varies widely by organism and tissue type. Many cells possess only a single mitochondrion, while others can contain several million mitochondria. Although most of a cell's DNA is contained in the cell nucleus, mitochondria have their own independent genomes. According to the endosymbiotic theory, mitochondria are descended from free-living prokaryotes.

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becos like our brain control the the body in the same way mitochondria controls the hole cell that is why it is called the powerhouse of the cell..

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Mitchondria is known as Power house of cell as the energy required for various life process is generated by mitichondra in form of ATP (Andosine Triphosphate) molecules . ATP is also known energy currency of cell .

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it provides the energy required for the cell to perform various mechanical and chemical activities.they are released in the form of ATP(Adenosine TriPhosphate)

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it provides the energy required for the cell to perform various mechanical and chemical activities.they are released in the form of ATP(Adenosine TriPhosphate)

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mitochondri helps in cellular respiration and during respiration energy is released.a part of this energy is used in the formation of ATP(adenosine triphosphate). that is why mitochondria is known as the power house of the cell.

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mitochondria is called power house of the cell as it stores energy in the form of ATP

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