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The cell organelle solely responsible for respiration is the…

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The cell organelle solely responsible for respiration is the

A. nucleus

B. nucleolus

C. endoplasmic reticulum

D. mitochondrion




The mitochondrion is a cell organelle responsible for cellular respiration. This is why it is called the power house of the cell, as it respires to produce energy stored as ATP.

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect; the nucleus does not respire, it is responsible for cellular control, storage of genetic codes and reproduction.
  2. Option B is also incorrect. Nucleolus is one of the internal parts of the nucleus, it does not respire.
  3. C is incorrect; endoplasmic reticulum is responsible for transporting materials across the cell and not respiration.
  4. D is the correct answer; mitochondrion is the right organelle.
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You may please note that:

  • The mitochondrion is often called the power plant or power house of the cell.

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/ culled from 2015 JAMB-UTME biology past question 33 /

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