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False color image of mitochondria [in the University of Pittsburgh colors of blue and gold].  The original transmission electron micrographs are actually in a range from white to black. CREDIT: Center for Biologic Imaging, University of Pittsburgh.

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Three mitochondria (blue) fractured to reveal the internal structure.

The internal membranes (cristae  made visible here) are covered with enzyme complexes involved in the conversion of metabolites into energy.

The surrounding cytoplasm is shown in gold.

This a color-enhanced, scanning electron micrograph of a freeze-fractured sample.  ||  SOURCE:  Wellcome Trust Blog  ||  Credit: Dr David Furness. Wellcome Images

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    I vaguely object to the description of this as mitochondria tend to form an interconnected reticulum.
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