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Mini-vocabulary review for Module 13 Lesson 1

nucleus The control center of the cell
plasma membrane Controls what enters and leaves the cell
mitochondria Provides energy for the cell; Site of cellular respiration
vacuoles Stores water, food, and waste inside the cell
chloroplasts Site of photosynthesis
ribosome Site of protein synthesis
prokaryote Simple cells with no membrane-bound organelles or nucleus; bacteria
eukaryote Complex cells with nuclei and membrane-bound organelles; plants, animals and fungi
homeostasis Balance maintained by an organism
Passive transport The movement of molecules with the concentration gradient without using energy.
Active transport The movement of molecules against the concentration gradient using ATP.
interphase The longest phase of the cell cycle; a period of growth before cell division
mitosis The process of cell division used by somatic cells for growth and repair.
cytokinesis The last phase of the cell cycle; two new identical daughter cells are formed
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