Do plant cells contain mitochondria?

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All living cells must respire to produce Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for metabolism.  Therefore they rely on mitochondria to oxidize glucose in cellular respiration, producing ATP by oxidative phosphorylation. So Yes, Plant cells have mitochondria, also plant cells have chloroplasts. This process (photosynthesis) takes place in the chloroplast. Once the sugar is made during the process, it is then broken down by the mitochondria to make energy for the cell.

The mitochondria generates the majority of the cells energy from food they consume. The energy contained in these sugars is cropped through a process called cellular respiration, which happens in the mitochondria of both plant and animal cells. 

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