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Power house of cell is known as

A

Golgi bodies

B

Mitochondria

C

Ribosome

D

Lysosome

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Correct option is B)

  • The mitochondria are usually sausage-shaped organelles found in cell and are the main seats of cell respiration. They bring about stepwise oxidation of food and transfer the energy so released to the energy carrier ATP. ATP is used to bring about energy-requiring activities in the cell. On this account, the mitochondria are often described as the powerhouses or storage batteries of the cell. 
  • The Golgi bodies are concerned with modification, sorting and packaging of materials coming from the ER or synthesized in Golgi itself. It is also concerned with the formation of glycoproteins, lipoproteins and cell wall formation,
  • The ribosomes provide space for the synthesis of proteins in the cell and are known as protein factories of cell. 
  • The lysosomes are involved in the digestion of useful materials, harmful materials, unwanted materials and for this they contain hydrolytic enzymes. They are known as suicide bags of cell as they digest their own materials during starvation. 

Thus, the correct answer is option B. 

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