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Why do muscle cells have mitochondria with cristae

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Why do muscle cells have mitochondria with cristae?

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Female , Age: 24

Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Pauline replied 11 years ago.

Mitochondria are the energy generating organelles. Muscles use a lot of energy during movement so the body needs to be able to generate energy close to where its needed.

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