why mitochondria and plastids called as semi autonomous organelle?

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mitochondria and plastids contains their own DNA. thus, they are semi-autonomous organelle. this means that they do not depend on nucleus completely, unlike other cell organelles, as they have their own genetic material, that it, DNA.

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The organelles which contain their own DNA and reproduce independently of the nucleus. They are said to be 'semi-autonomous organelles'

Chloroplast and mitochondria are called semi-autonomous organelles because they have their own genetic material (DNA) and are capable of synthesizing proteins required for their functioning.

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