Any of the inward folds of the mitochondrial inner membrane. Their number, extent, and shape differ in mitochondria from different tissues and organisms. They appear to be devices for increasing the surface area of the mitochondrial inner membrane, where the enzymes of electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation are found. Their shape can vary with the respiratory state of the mitochondria. (Gene Ontology, GO_0030061)
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6 proteins localized to the mitochondrial crista cellular component from the COMPARTMENTS Curated Protein Localization Evidence Scores dataset.