∞ generated and posted on 2016.08.25 ∞

The site of cellular respiration in eukaryotic cells.

Mitochondria literally are little bacteria that live inside of our body cells, serving as so-called endosymbionts.

The cellular respiration that they effect is the same cellular respiration still employed by their "free-living" relatives, that is, bacteria that are not serving as endosymbionts, such as Escherichia coli, the bacterium better known as E. coli.

The singular of mitochondria is mitochondrion. E. coli, as a prokaryotic cell, doesn't have mitochondria, it effectively is a mitochondrion!

Video (This mitochondria-related video provides an awesome dance of molecules)