The Cell Nucleus

By Chloe Kabat and Max Zastrow

The Nucleus

The nucleus is the main core system of the cell, and holds the DNA. It also controls the cellular growth of the cell, and maintains everything in it. The nucleus is the largest organelle in the cell. Because the nucleus is the core system of the cell, if the cell didn't have a nucleus it wouldn't be able to function. The nucleus has the DNA, which has the identity of the cell. Without the cells identity, there is no cell.

A nucleus is located in a eukaryotic cell, but not a prokaryotic cell. The nucleus is about 10 microns in diameter. It is wrapped entirely wrapped in nuclear membrane. A nucleus contains chromatin, which is made out of DNA, RNA, proteins, and chromosomes.

The nucleus also contains the nucleolus, which makes proteins for the cell. It makes what is called rRNA, or ribosomal RNA. If the nucleus wasn't in the cell, it wouldn't have any DNA, power, or brain to control it.