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Mitochondria In Cross Section
Dr Gopal Murti
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Transmission electron micrograph of mammalian mitochondria in cross section. Mitochondria are the sites of cell respiration - the chemical process which uses molecular oxygen to oxidise sugars & fats in order to produce energy. The energy is stored as adenosine triphosphate or ATP & is used by the cell to drive chemical reactions such as protein formation. Mitochondria are bound by a double membrane. The inner membrane is folded to produce ingrowths ( seen here) called cristae, which are where the chemical reactions of respiration occur. Other cellular organelles are visible in the surrounding cytoplasm. Mag x70,000 at 10x8 inch size, x9,100 at 35mm size.
May 6th, 2013
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