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Cell Organelles

Cell Organelles and their functions.

Organelle Function
Nucleus Stores genetic information (DNA)
Cell Membrane Acts as a protective barrier for the cell
Mitochondria Turns glucose into ATP through cellular respiration
Vacuole A membrane bound sac that stores nutrients, plays a role in intracellular digestion, and helps remove waste products.
Lysosome Contain enzymes necessary for intracellular digestion
Ribosome Makes proteins through protein synthesis
Cytosol/Cytoplasm Contains all the other organelles.
Rough ER Transports proteins made by the ribosomes near it
Smooth ER Plays different roles in different types of cells that may include lipid and steroid hormone synthesis, breakdown of lipid soluble toxins, and control of calcium release
Golgi Apparatus It packages macromolecules so they can be transported around the cell
Created by: heiserjakob