This short article was designed for anatomy and physiology students studying the cell. The class focuses on how disease states can often be traced back to problems with cells. Senescence, or aging, has been linked to a build-up of mutations in mtDNA.
This worksheet is intended for basic biology students to learn how cellular respiration provides energy for the cell. Students color a mitochondrion which shows how the inner membrane is folded into cristae and indicates that mitochondria are organelles that have their own DNA. Finally, students examine the equation for respiration and compare it to…