Mitochondria

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Do ribosomes in the mitochondria translate the mRNA that codes for the 13 proteins in electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation? When the mitochondrial mRNA is translated, does that process occur in the mitochondria or does it occur in the cytoplasm.


Yes, mitochondrial ribosomes translate mRNA synthesized from the mitochondrial genome, and the translation occurs in the matrix of the mitochondria.

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