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LE - Cell Structures

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Cell membrane present in animal and plant cells; SEMI-PERMEABLE: allows certain materials in and out of the cell, regulates what enters and leaves
Chloroplast present in plant cells; organelle containing chlorophyll that uses light energy to make CO2, nutrients, and water into sugars in order to make energy
Cytoplasm present in animal and plant cells; fluid, jelly like substance that holds the organelles and protects them
Endoplasmic reticulum present in animal and plant cells; carries substances like proteins through the cell. Some endoplasmic reticulums are smooth (they do not have ribosomes attached) while others are rough (they have ribosomes attached)
Golgi body/complex/apparatus present in animal and plant cells; receives materials from the endoplasmic reticulum and distributes them throughout the cell
Large Vacuole present in plant cells; stores food, water, waste, etc for the cell
Lysosomes present in animal cells; contains chemicals to break down certain materials and dead cells
Mitochondria present in animal and plant cells; known as the powerhouse of the cell, it produces the cell's energy in the form of ATP
Nuclear Envelope present in animal and plant cells; surrounds and protects the nucleus, allowing things in and out of the nucleus
Nucleolus present in animal and plant cells; makes ribosomes for the cell
Nucleus present in both animal and plant cells; directs all cell actions and processes, including reproduction; houses the DNA in the cell
Ribosomes present in animal and plant cells; place where proteins are made
Small Vacuole present in animal cells; transports and stores materials, such as waste products
Cell Wall present in plant cells only; protects the cell and gives the cell shape and structure
Created by: mrsflower