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Animal Cell Parts and their Functions
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Functions:

 

Cell Membrane: The thin layer of lipid and protein that separates the cell's contents from the enviornment.

 

Nucleus: The nucleus is the control center of the cell.

 

Nuclear Envelope: The nuclear envelope separates the nucleus from the rest of the cell.

 

Nucleolus: The central structure in the nucleus responsible for making ribosomes.

 

Chromatin: Located in the nucleus. Tangled strands of DNA. Also contain hereditary information.

 

Nuclear Sap: The fluid that fills the nucleus.

 

Cytoplasm: A thick fluid material, mostly water based that suspends the organelles and structures in the cell.

 

Mitochondrion: Mitochondrion generate energy from food.

 

Golgi Apparatus: The Golgi Apparatus packages and transports substances in the cell.

 

Centriole: Centrioles are cylindrical bundles of microtubules that give rise to the longer spindle microtubules.

 

Vacuole: A membrane bound sac that takes in water and also may store proteins, ions, and other waste products.

 

Lysosomes: A small organelle that contains digestive enzymes that help the cell break down large molecules of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.

 

Microbody: Contains different enzymes not used in digestion.

 

Ribosomes: An organelle that assembles proteins from amino acids.

Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER): An network of membranes-bound organelles that produces material that are needed for the cell. It also detoxifies the cell

 

Hyaloplasm: The remaining fluid of the cell.

 

 

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