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what do mitochondria do in the cells?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Supply cell energy.: Mitochondria are where most cell energy is produced. This is used to perform functions in the cell and the body. Many cells, like muscle/heart muscle have a lot of mitochondria in them so they can actively do things like contract and move the blood/bones/etc. They are connected to. Sperm cells have a lot of mitochondria that supply enrergy to their flagella/tail so they can travel in fluid.

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