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.