Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Mighty Mitochondria

I couldn't be the only Science Geek blogger who hadn't taken the cell part quiz!

Lately, with it being the end of the semester, my score seemed appropriate! Too bad the only thing I remember about cell bio is that during the Krebs Cycle, I think 32 molecules of ATP are produced? Anyone back me up on that number?? :)

You scored 73 Industriousness, 32 Centrality, and 19 Causticity!
You're a mitochondrion! The mitocondria is a "power plant" of the cell. Nothing could ever get done in the cell without you creating energy. Since both the Citric Acid cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation happen inside the mitochondria, you are critical to every eukaryotic cell. You are always a hard worker, no matter what you are tasked to. Most of the time, you tend to be working in the background, but that often suits you just fine. You get along with almost everyone, and aren't these the most important things?
I should get back to work now ....

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