Biology

Difference between Mitochondria and Plastids

Difference between Mitochondria and Plastids

 

Mitochondria

 

Plastids

1. They are found near the nucleus or aggregated in peripheral cytoplasm. 1. They are found the food in leaves, roots, green, stems.
2. They are called the power house of the cells as they provide energy by cellular respiration. 2. They are called the food factories of the cells as they make food for plants by photosynthesis.
3. They are bound by two membranes. 3. They are also bound by two membranes.
4. They contain respiratory enzymes. 4. They contain pigments of various types.
5. They are present both in plant and animal cells. 5. They are present only in plant cells.
6. Their number, shape and structure vary widely. 6. They also vary in number, shape and size.

 

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