Animal Cell

Animal Cell Main Organelles

  • Nucleus
  • Lysosome
  • Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) (Smooth or Rough)
  • Ribosomes
  • Mitochondria
  • Golgi Body
  • Nuclear Membrane
  • Cytoplasm
  • Vacuole
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Animal Cell Organelle Functions/Structures

Nucleus: Located in the very middle protected by the nuclear membrane, controls the cell and stores the DNA.


Mitochondria: Rod shaped organelle that creates energy using cellular respiration.


Nuclear Membrane: Protects the nucleus.


Ribosomes: A very small organelle that produces proteins.


Endoplasmic Reticulum: Packages and transports proteins throughout the cell.


Golgi Body: Process and sort proteins for transportation.


Lysosome: Responsible for your metabolism and cell signaling.


Cytoplasm: Keeps the organelles of a cell afloat (jello like).


Vacuole: Storage for materials in the cell, small in an animal cell compared to a plant cell's vacuole.