Why mitochondria is compared with the power house?
Md. Saifur Rahman
14 Sep, 2020
The main function of mitochondria is to help an organism produce energy from food through cellular respiration. A series of biochemical reactions of Kreb's cycle occurs on the mitochondria of a cell. Another series of biochemical reactions occur through the electron transport chain, a series of electron carriers in the inner membrane of mitochondria. In the process, energy is, ultimately, produced. This is why a mitochondrion is called 'the power house' of a cell.