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Plant & Animal Cells

Information about cell organelles and organization of life.

Terms to KnowDefinitions
cell membrane flexible outer layer that seperates a cell from its environment - controls what enters and leaves the cell
mitochondrion the powerhouse of the cell, where respiration takes place
rough endoplasmic reticulum has ribosomes that produce necessary proteins for the cell
smooth endoplasmic reticulum acts as a pathway throughout the cytoplasm - lacks ribosomes
nucleus headquarters or control center of the cell - contains chromosomes made of DNA
cytoplasm gel-like material inside the cell - mostly water
vacuole storage bubble that holds food, water and wastes - small in animal cells, large in plant cells
lysosome suicide sacks - help dissolve harmful bacteria
centrioles aid in cell division - animal cells only
cell wall provide support and protection for a plant cell
chloroplast contain chlorophyll - traps sunlight to make food - plant cells only
Created by: martind