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organelles and functions

nucleus Contains DNA, which controls the functions of the cell and production of proteins
mitochondria powerhouse of the cell; produces the energy a cell needs to carry out its functions
vacuole stores food and water, waste, and other materials
ribosome assembles amino acids to create proteins
smooth E.R. no ribosomes
rough E.R. has ribosomes
cell membrane controls what comes into and out of a cell; found in plant and animal cells
Golgi apparatus/Golgi body receives protein & materials from the ER, packages them, and distributes them
cytoplasm gel-like fluid where the organelles are found
cell wall rigid outer layer of a plant cell
chloroplasts captures energy from sunlight and uses it to produce food in plant cells
Endoplasmic Reticulum (E.R.) Has passageways that carry protein and other materials from one part of the cell to another
chromatin tiny strands inside the nucleus that contain the instruction for directing the cell's functions
nucleolus found inside the nucleus and produces ribosomes
lysosomes uses chemicals to break down food and worn out cell parts
Created by: darcymcfarlane