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Mitochondrion. Computer artwork of the internal structure of a mitochondrion, a type of organelle found in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells. Mitochondria oxidise sugars and fats to produce energy in a process called respiration. A mitochondrion has two membranes, a smooth outer membrane and a folded inner membrane. The folds of the inner membrane are called cristae, and it is here that the chemical reactions to produce energy take place.
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