Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 7, Cell Structure and Function - 7.2 - Cell Structure - 7.2 Assessment - Page 205: 4a


The mitochondria performs cellular respiration.

Work Step by Step

The function of the mitochondria is to perform cellular respiration. It converts glucose into water, carbon dioxide, and ATP. ATP is used as energy throughout the cell to perform cellular processes such as synthesizing larger molecules, cell division, and active transport.
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