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This is because mitochondria produce ATP during aerobic respiration and ATP is needed for muscle to contract. Without the mitochondria the muscle wouldn't be able to contract. If you need any more help please contact me.

I approach this by thinking of a cell as my entire body. If i lie in bed and do nothing all day I am like a fat cell. I only need a little energy which i get from a small amount of food in the way that fat cells only a little energy which they get from a small number of mitochondria. On active days I am like a muscle cell. I need lots of food in the way that fat cells need a lot of mitochondria to give them energy. I hope this helps. if you want further help with anything related to biology or require a more in depth answer do not hesitate to contact me.

Mitochondria are the energy factories for all cells. ATP synthesis occurs in them by ADP and Pyruvate synthesising to create ATP, which is energy. Muscle cells work hard and therfore require a lot of energy thus they contain more mitochondria to produce a high level of ATP. I th

Energy is produced by respiration, the production of energy taking place in mitochondria. Muscles need alot of energy to contract, relax. So perhaps you can begin to understand why muscles need alot of mitochondria?

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