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What is scattered throughout a cell and controls the release of energy from food?


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2014-10-06 21:52:15
2014-10-06 21:52:15

The mitochondria is the power plant of the cell. It takes the energy from food, and converts it into ATP, which is then used more readily as energy by the cell. As such, it only produces the ATP as needed.

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The mitochondria is the cell structure that controls the release of energy from foods. It also forms ATP. The mitochondria is scattered throughout the cell.

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it controls release of energy from food. healthy nerves and of course helps growth.......


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