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    Please describe the biological functions of the mitochondria, including it's role in ATP synthesis.

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    The mitochondria are also referred to as the "power houses" of the cell. This is an important name for the organelle, given its function. The mitochondrion is the primary producer of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), whose chemical energy acts as the primary energy source for our cells.

    The production of ATP occurs primarily through the process of cellular respiration (also known as aerobic respiration). There are four mains steps ...

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    This 316 word solution provides a detailed explanation of the biological functions of mitochondria, discussing its main role in ATP synthesis as well as an overview of it's other functions.