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  1. Sep 17, 2009 #1
    homework help....

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    why mitochondria is called the power house of the cell????
    which is the site for protein syntesis in a cell??

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
    I found out that mitochondria is the site for protein synthesis but I think its kinda wrong....
    Please help!!!!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2009 #2

    Borek

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    Re: homework help....

    What sources of information on mitochondria have you tried?
     
  4. Sep 17, 2009 #3
    Re: homework help....

    I don't understand why people come here for vocab definitions. You know you can look that up on google in like 5 seconds so why even ask us? If you have a science question involving mathematical equations, etc, it would make more sense to post it here.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2009 #4

    chemisttree

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    Re: homework help....

    It is kinda wrong. Protein synthesis occurs both in the mitochondria and in other organelles. There is a particular structure responsible involved that is distributed throughout several organelles including the mitochondria.

    I wouldn't classify the mitochondria as a site for protein synthesis but it is the powerhouse because it produces....... something important the cell uses as a source of energy.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2009 #5
    Re: homework help....

    I got the idea about mitochondria.......... I think it should be Ribosomes then.....!!
     
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