Space/ supporting medium within which something is formed. Can be either Intracellular or Extracellular.
An example of an intracellular matrix is the large internal compartment of a Mitochondria or the internal compartment of Chloroplasts (stroma). In the mitochondrial matrix, an important process citric acid cycle takes place, - this is crucial for cellular respiration that produces ATP (energy molecules)
- ↑ Albert B., Johnson A., Lewis J., Raff M., Roberts K., Walter P. (2008) Molecular Biology of the Cell, Fifth Edition, New York: Garland Science