Intermembrane Space: A fluid filled compartment enclosed by the outter membrane and surrounding the 2 nd compartment. Outer Compartment Outer compartment
Contains: Mitochondrial matrix where cellular respiration chemical reactions occur Cristae: Folds in the inner membrane home to enzyme molecules capable of producing ATP Inner Compartment More about Cristae: More folds in the membrane= more surface area = more enzymes can be there= more ATP= more energy!
Cellular Respiration “Chemical energy of foods such as sugars is converted to the chemical energy of a molecule called ATP …the main energy source for cellular work”( Biology: Concepts and Connections).
Two of the Steps in Cellular Respiration Kerbs Cycle: The purpose of this cycle is to “break down glucose by decomposing a derivative of pyruvic acid to carbon dioxide”(Biology: Concepts and Connections). More at this site: Electron Transport: Click here to see an animation: uconn.edu%2F~terry%2Fimages%2Fanim%2FETS.html&h=1 237cctBYJAhCSvJxsuMP5G0vpQ
Fun (And Important) Facts Mitochondria are one of the few organelles to reproduce without the rest of the cell! Mitochondria have their own DNA They also have their own ribosomes This enables the Mitochondria to produce their own protein as well
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