The Mighty Mitochondrion & Respiration

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We spend a lot of time on this site looking at the chemistry that goes on all around us. However, there are also chemical reactions taking place in every one of your cells. This Chemunicate graphic takes a brief look at mitochondria and the reactions that take place inside them that power our bodies.

This was a commissioned graphic that I’ve had sitting around for a while. It’s perhaps a bit of a departure in terms of it being more biology-based than chemistry-based, so biologists, I’m interested in your feedback! It was a nice opportunity to try a somewhat tube map inspired reaction map, which I might try and use for further graphics in the future.

For more on Chemunicate commissioned graphics, check out the dedicated page here.