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    In Madeleine L'Engle's children's novel A Wrinkle in Time, the mitochondria in one of the characters starts to die. Describe what would happen to people who lost their mitochondria, and explain why it would happen.

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    Mitochondria is a powerhouse of cell. It is a center of Krebs cycle or respiration in which energy in the form of ATP is formed. Each mitochondrion is covered by a double membrane envelope. Outer membrane is permeable to many metabolites due to presence of porins. Inner membrane is selectively permeable. Cristae are formed by infoldings of inner membrane. ...

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    This solution discusses mitochondria as the power house of the cell and the consequences of dying mitochondria on the bodies energy sources in 223 words.