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Function and Structure of Organelles

Tough but flexible; made of cellulose; provides shape and support for plant cells Cell Wall
Separates cell from its environment; provides support; regulates substances entering and exiting cell Cell Membrane
Large oval structure that contains chromosomes and nucleolus; control center; directs cell's activities Nucleus
Dark round structure; produces ribosomes; found inside nucleus Nucleolus
Thin strands containing genetic material; contains instructions for cell Chromosomes
Large green structure; contains chlorophyll, site of photosynthesis; plant cells only Chloroplast
Rod-shaped with interior folds; site of energy production Mitochondrion
Grain-like bodies; attached to E.R, some free-floating in cytoplasm; makes proteins Ribosomes
Maze of passageways; transports proteins Endoplasmic Reticulum
Flatten collection of sacs and tubes; changes and ships proteins throughout the cell Golgi Apparatus
Round sacs; stores water, food, and waste; small in animal cells, large in plant cells Vacuole
Small round structures that contain digestive enzymes; breaks down old organelles, protects cell from foreign invaders Lysosome
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