what is the function of inner membrane?
- 12 months ago
The inner membrane folds over many times and creates layered structures called cristae. The fluid contained in the mitochondria is called the matrix.
The folding of the inner membrane increases the surface area inside the organelle. Since many of the chemical reactions happen on the inner membrane, the increased surface area creates more space for reactions to occur. If you have more space to work, you can get more work done. Similar surface area strategies are used by microvilli in your intestine
- Anonymous12 months ago
For protection in case the outer membrane fails?