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Cell Structures

Outer boundary of cell, regulates what enters and leaves the cell, provides protection and support to the cell. Cell membrane
Control center, brain of cell, contains DNA. Nucleus
Jelly-like fluid composed of water, contains many different structures. Cytoplasm
Power house of cell, site of cellular respiration (release of energy) Mitochondria
Protein factories, site of protein synthesis. Ribosomes
Transports materials through the inside of cell, inter-cellular highway. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)
Packing center, processes, packages and secretes proteins. Golgi apparatus
Storage-water, salts, protein, carbs, very large in plants Vacuoles
Cleanup crew, contains chemical and enzymes necessary for digesting materials, only in animal cells. Lysosomes
Provides protection and support or plant cells. Cell wall
Contains green pigment chlorophyll, uses sunlight to make food (photosynthesis, in plant cells only) Chloroplasts
The first person to see cells, he was looking at cork and noted he saw "chambers" in 1665. Robert Hooke
Consists of only one type of cell. Unicellular
Consists of more than 1 type of cells. Multicellular
Created by: martina.donald