· GENETICS – Terms – Mitohondrion
- Plural is mitochondria.
- Mitohondria are "cellular
power plants" because they generate most of the cell's supply of
ATP - Adenosine TriPhosphate, source of celurar chemical energy.
- Depending on the cell
type, cella contain from one to several thousand mitochondria.
- Mitochondrion has its
own independent genome and it's DNA shows substantial similarity to bacterial
tutorial is based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrion.