Mitochondria are organelles whose membranes are specialized for aerobic respiration.
- Oxidation of chemical substances takes place in mitochondria.
- It absorbs oxygen and releases carbon dioxide and energy.
- Thus, respiration takes place in the mitochondria of the cell.
- Mitochondria are also called powerhouses of the cell because they produce energy.
- Mitochondria are organelles whose membranes are specialized for aerobic respiration.
- Aerobic respiration is divided into three main stages: Glycolysis, Citric acid cycle, and Electron transport chain.
- The direct result of aerobic respiration is ATP molecules from breakdown of glucose molecules.
- Anaerobic respiration occurs when the amount of oxygen available is too low to support the process of aerobic respiration.