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Muench - Cells

Mr. Muench: Study of cells

cell smallest structural and functional unit of life
unicellular organism consisting of one cell; the one cell must carry out all functions of life
multicellular organism consisting of more than one cell; cells may have specialization
chloroplast organelle in plant cells responsible for photosynthesis
organelle any of a number of specialized structures within a cell
photosynthesis process that uses sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water into sugar with oxygen as a byproduct
membrane the outer layer of cells that selectively allows materials in and out
nucleus the command center of the cell containing the DNA; sends messages in form of RNA to rest of cell
chromosomes packages of DNA found in the nucleus of the cell
DNA the carrier of genetic information; long molecule shaped like a twisted ladder (double-helix) that can come apart like a zipper and create copies of itself
RNA a messenger molecule in the cell
Created by: kmuench