Chapter 1: The Fundamental Unit Of Life

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The Fundamental Unit of Life


Which organelle is known as the powerhouse of the cell? Why?


Mitochondria use oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water. This is called cellular respiration. The energy released in this process is used to form ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). It releases energy that is required for different activities in the body. That is mitochondria is called as 'powerhouse of the cell'.

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