What are the ribbonlike folds on the inner lining of the mitochondrial membrane called?

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Feb 13, 2017

Crista (plural cristae) is a fold in the inner membrane of a mitochondria.


This provides a large amount of surface area for chemical reactions to occur on. The high surface area allows greater capacity for ATP generation.

Cristae are studded with proteins , including ATP synthatase and a variety of cytochromes.