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cell notes

cell structures and function

cell wall -animals don't have one -plants:made of cellulose -gives strength to plant thru turgor pressure
cell membrane -Cell Membrane is the outside covering of a cell that is flexible but still provides support. It determines what goes in and out of the cell such as water, ions, oxygen, CO2 and nutrients.
Vacuole - storage unit in cells that hold water. small in animal cells
nucleus control center of the cell, houses DNA, controls cell growth and makes ribosomes
lysosome contains digestive enzymes to break things down in the cell
Mitochondria - "powerhouse" of the cell. Produces energy by breaking down glucose
Cytoplasm - gelatinous "goo", semi-transparent fluid that fills the cells. Organelles are suspended in it
Rough ER - covered in ribosomes, stores proteins
Smooth ER - transports cell products
Ribosome - Site of protein synthesis (makes protein)
Golgi Body - Packages cell products for transport (like ups)
site of photosynthesis turns light in to energy has chlorophyll
Created by: heintz_852909