Function of mitochondria in flight muscle cell?
Mitochondria are also found abundantly in the flight muscle cells of insects and birds to generate energy for its movement and flight.
"The powerhouse of the cell" - very simply put, mitochondria reverse photosynthesis. They take glucose, add oxygen and produce carbon dioxide, water and energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Depending on their energy need, some cells have no mitochondria (red blood cells) and other have a large number of mitochondria (muscle cells/fibers).