What cell organelle is the site of aerobic cellular respiration?
Chapter 4: Cells (Holt Biology - Honors)
|microtubule||a hollow tube of protein that constitutes the largest strand in the cytoskeleton|
|mitochondrion||the organelle that is the site of aerobic respiration in eukaryotic cells|
|nuclear envelope||a double membrane that surrounds the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell|
Cellular respiration is the multi-step process that creates energy from nutrients and food molecules. It begins in the cytoplasm of the cell, with the mitochondria functioning as the main organelle where the rest of the process continues and finishes. During respiration, glycolysis occurs in the cytoplasm of the cell.
Job in the Factory Cell Organelle Factory floor Cytoplasm Assembly line (where workers do their work) Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) Workers in the assembly line Ribosomes Finishing/packaging department Golgi apparatus
- Nucleus, ribosomes, and endoplasmic reticulum How is the nucleus involved in protein synthesis? Contains DNA needed for protein building What organelle is considered a “factory”, because it takes in raw materials and converts them to cell products that can be used by the cell?
Updated: 2nd October 2019