What is function of mitochondria?

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Mitochondria are known as the power house of the cell.


Mitochondria are double membrane bound cell organelle which generate most of the cells' supply of adenosine tri phosphate (ATP) as it is the site of aerobic respiration within eukaryotic cells. ATP is the source of chemical energy for all living cells, hence they are called power house of cell.

In addition to supplying cellular energy, mitochondria are involved in cellular processes like cell signaling, cell differentiation and cell death.