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Animal And Plant Cells

Mitochondria

MITOCHONDRIA

The mitochondria are often called the "power stations" of the cell. They are elongated oval structures that can be found floating anywhere in the cytoplasm and they burn food to produce energy. The energy is used to convert ADP molecules to ATP molecules and thus store this excess energy. When the cell needs energy it changes the ATP back into ADP and the energy released is used to run the cell's activities.

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