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Which organelles inside the cell have membranes with many convolutions and why?

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ivyarunan | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 27, 2013 at 10:02 PM via web

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Which organelles inside the cell have membranes with many convolutions and why?

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ivyarunan | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM (Answer #1)

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the organelles that are inside the cell is the endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, 

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lan950s | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 28, 2013 at 1:25 AM (Answer #2)

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One such organelle is the endoplasmic reticulum. This organelle is a highly folded membrane. The many folds result in more surface area for ribosomes to attach and thus allowing protein synthesis to occur at a more efficient rate.

Another organelle that consists of convolutions is the mitochondria. This organelle has two membranes one of which is folded inside the other. The folded inner membrane create what is known as cristae and is the site for a portion of the cellular respiration process. The folds in this organelle also provide more surface area for this chemical process to occur.

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