Cell Information

by Alexys Herrera

What is a cell?

A cell is the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism, typically microscopic and consisting of cytoplasm and a nucleus enclosed in a membrane. Microscopic organisms typically consist of a single cell, which is either eukaryotic or prokaryotic.

What do all cells share?

All cells have a cell membrane, DNA, ribosomes, and a cytoplasm.

What is a prokaryote?

A prokaryotes is smaller than a eukaryotes and simpler in structure. Prokaryotes do contain do not contain DNA but they have no nucleus. Prokaryotes lacks most organelles. They are bacteria cells.

What is a eukaryote?

A eukaryote is larger than a prokaryote and a more complex structure. Eukaryotes has a nucleus. A eukaryote can contain a variety of organelles. Eukaryotes are plant/animal cells that include all living organisms other than the eubacteria and archaebacteria.

Cell Reproduction

Cells take in nutrients, grows, and duplicates its chromosomes. During the cell division phase, the nucleus divides in a process called mitosis and then the divided nuclei are established in separate cells in a process called cytokinesis.

Cell in body

All the parts of your body are made up of cells. There is no such thing as a typical cell. Your body has many different kinds of cells. Though they might look different under a microscope, most cells have chemical and structural features in common. In humans, there are about 200 different types of cells, and within these cells there are about 20 different types of structures or organelles.