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Amazing Animal Cells!
Animal Cell Parts and their Functions
Introduction to Cells:
Animal Cell Diagram
Animal Cell Parts and their Functions
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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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