Powering the Cell: Mitochondria

Together Harvard University and XVIVO developed this 3D animation journey for Harvard’s undergraduate Molecular and Cellular Biology students about the microscopic world of mitochondria. The animation highlights the creation of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) — mobile molecules which store chemical energy derived from the breakdown of carbon-based food. ATP molecules act as a kind of currency, imparting chemical energy to power all the functional components of cellular activity. This piece is the second in a series of award winning animations XVIVO is creating for Harvard’s educational website BioVisions at Harvard. The first program, Inner Life of the Cell, received international acclaim and can be seen both on our website and the BioVisions site.



41 thoughts on “Powering the Cell: Mitochondria

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  2. How can something as amazing and organised as this come about from an inanimate object and self willed a gradual process to become what it is. I say a great designer its absolutely incredible, the painting is proof of a painter.

  3. I came here from the dank memes of the pharaohs of the gods of egypt of the 2nd of the jesus of the holy of the andrew of the FAZE of the matta. hi

  4. I'm in tears. The human body is fascinating!!! Thanks to chemical evolution, coacervates, DNA, RNA etc. We're all dust of the stars…

  5. +Luke Black  you do know that in the cell it is the chemical reactions that produce the mechanical power, and i.t.o light all it is is the alteration of electron energy states within atoms thereby changing their charges so that their interactions are different thereby further giving us chemical energy, feel free to correct me on anything i have said though i can only reply much later as i have chemistry exams from monday onward's, but i will check for replies.

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