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FCSDBio-Cell Parts

Cell parts and functions

cell membrane allows molecules to pass in (enter) and out of (leave) the cell
cell wall PLANTS ONLY, rigid structure that protects cell from injury and provides support
chloroplast PLANTS ONLY, site of photosynthesis which converts energy from the sun into glucose (sugar)
cytoplasm gel-like fluid between the nucleus and cell membrane that holds the organelles
endoplasmic reticulum can be rough or smooth, moves materials to other parts of a cell
golgi apparatus (body, complex) processes, packages & transports proteins
lysosome contains digestive enzymes that break down discarded proteins (food, worn out organelles)
mitochondria site of cellular respiration which generates energy (ATP) for cells
nucleus "control center," directs activities of the cell, stores and protects DNA, location where DNA is copied to RNA
organelles internal cell parts that perform specific functions in the cell, "little organs"
ribosome site of protein synthesis
vacuole PLANTS ONLY, storage sacs for nutrients (food), waste & water
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