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Why do animal cells contain more mitochondria than plant cells?

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Plants don't move - they require less energy. Animals move, mitochondria is usually found in organisms requiring a lot of energy for mobility or other types of mechanical movement. The cells with the most mitochondria are muscle cells, the cells that are responsible for movement in animals. Plants have chloroplasts (which animal cells do not) to produce energy by converting sunlight but animal cells need more mitochondria to produce energy during respiration that’s why mitochondria are power house of the cell.

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