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Science chapter 3

Organelle One of several tiny structures within a cell
Cell membrane A flexible structure that protects and controls what goes in and out of a cell
Cytoplasm A jelly like substance found inside the cell that contains organelles
Cell wall The rigid outer layer that protects & supports plant cells
DNA The molecule that contains the genetic material of a cell
Chromosome A structure located in the nucleus that contains DNA
Gene A segment of DNA located on the chromosome that among other things, controls specific traits
Trait A characteristic that can be passed on to an organisms offspring
Cell cycle A series of events occurring during the life of a cell
Interphase The stage of cell growth occurring at the beginning of the cell cycle
Mitosis The stage of the cell cycle in which the cells nucleus divides in two
Cytokinesis The final stage of the cell cycle in which the cytoplasm divides
Mutation A change in the DNA sequence of a gene or chromosome
Cancer A disease caused by cells that go through uncontrolled cell division
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