In Madeleine L'Engle's children's novel A Wrinkle in Time, the mitochondria in one of the characters start to die. Describe what would happen to people who lost their mitochondria, and explain why it would happen.
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The mitochondria are often described as the powerhouse of the cell. While glycolysis in the cytoplasm produce some energy (net 2 ATP and 2 NADH) the mitochondria produces far more energy (2 ATP's, 8 NADH's, and 2FADH2's) via the Krebb cycle and is also responsible for converting NADH and FADH2 into ATP. Without the mitochondria cells would simple not have enough energy to perform the normal cellular processes required by ...
Short paragraph with web references examining the effect of mitochondrial death on a organism.