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What object is the mitochondria like?
Analogy: The mitochondria is like a battery because the mitochondria of the cell makes energy so the cell can use it. A battery provides energy for whatever it gets put in.
What is the mitochondria in a house?
The mitochondrion is like the furnace in a house because the furnace converts cold air into warm air the house can use to heat up. The mitochondrion in a cell converts energy in food molecules into energy the cell can use.
Where can mitochondria be found?
Each cell contains hundreds to thousands of mitochondria, which are located in the fluid that surrounds the nucleus (the cytoplasm). Although most DNA is packaged in chromosomes within the nucleus, mitochondria also have a small amount of their own DNA. This genetic material is known as mitochondrial DNA or mtDNA.
What is the mitochondria similar to in a school?
Mitochondrion is like a staff in the school. They act as a powerhouse organelles off the cell getting things done, and the staff do the same, making school run and function. The cafeteria in the school is like chloroplast.
What can mitochondria be compared to in a school?
Much like a boiler room providing energy to the school, the mitochondria provides energy to the cell. Ribosomes make proteins, and teach them, like how teachers teach students.
How is Golgi apparatus like a house?
The golgi apparatus modify, sort, and package protein and other materials from the ER for storage in a cell. A washer and dryer is like the golgi apparatus. The cell wall is like a wall in a house. Walls give support and structure to a house.
How do you make a mitochondria?
Mitochondria cannot be made “from scratch” because they need both mitochondrial and nuclear gene products. These organelles replicate by dividing in two, using a process similar to the simple, asexual form of cell division employed by bacteria. Video microscopy shows that mitochondria are incredibly dynamic.