GENETICS Terms Mitohondrion

 

- Info:

- 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 genomes.

- This tutorial is based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrion.