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Mitochondria

Do bacterial cells have a mitochondria?

Answer

Wiki User
01/07/2009

No they don't, since bacterial cells are prokaryotic cells. Mitochondria is only present in eukaryotic cells for respiration in order to produce energy. Prokaryotic cells do not have membrane bound organelles and since mitochondria is a membrane organelle, it cannot possibly exist in a prokaryotic cell. so the answer is no