• anonymous
A scientist is studying a cell and can clearly see that it has ribosomes and mitochondria. Which statement best describes how the cell could be classified A)the cell is prokaryotic because it contains ribosomes B)the cell is prokaryotic because it contains mitochondria C)the cell is eukaryotic because it contains ribosomes D)the cell is eukaryotic because it contains mitochondria
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  • anonymous
The answer is D.The cell is eukaryotic because it contains mitochondria
  • greatlife44
I agree with @chrissyC because the mitochndria, is the organelle that's responsible for the production of ATP. Well, most of our ATP comes from the mitochondria. When we look at prokaryotic cells, they don't have a mitochondria, or a nucleus. To think about this in another way, animals, humans, have much more complex machinery that require a lot more energy, so they will need naturally need more ATP which comes from the mitochondria.

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