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Chapter 5 Class 9 - The Fundamental Unit of Life
  • The folded inner membrane is knows as Cristae. 
  • It provides increased surface area to the organelle for ATP production. 
  • If the folds and hence increased surface area were not present the mitochondria would be unable to keep up with the cell’s energy demands.

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