The Nucleus

Kelly Mimms & Erin Peterson

The Basics

The nucleus is a membrane bound structure that contains the cell's hereditary information and controls the cell's growth and reproduction. It is commonly the most prominent organelle in the cell. The nucleus is surrounded by a structure called the nuclear envelope. This membrane separates the contents of the nucleus from the cytoplasm. The cell's chromosomes are also housed within the nucleus. Chromosomes contain DNA and provides the genetic information necessary for the production of other cell components and for the reproduction of life.

More About the Nucleus

The Nucleus is the brain of the cell. It controls everything that happens in the cell.


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