Organelles

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Plasma/Cell Membrance

Description: made of millions of smaller molecules that make a flexible container

Function: Holds cell pieces and fluids in the cell and keeps the nasty stuff out.

Found in both animal and plant cells.

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Cell Wall

Description: made of cellulose and provides the framework to allow plants to grow high.

Function: keeps a plant's shape.

Only found in plant cells.

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Cytoplasm

Description: gel like substance within the cell membrane.

Function: to act as the fluid that fills the cell.

Found in both animal and plant cells.

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Nucleus

The brain of the cell and is located in the middle of cytoplasm. Found in both animal and plant cells.
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Nuclear Membrane

Has 2 lipid layers and keeps the DNA inside of the nucleus to protect it from substances in the cytoplasm. Found in both animal and plant cells.
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Nucleolus

Is the nucleus of the nucleus and is the site of ribosome assembly. Found in animal and plant cells.
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Centrioles

Is located by the nucleus and made of micro tubes. Helps with cell division. Found in animal cells.
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Chromatin

Found in the nucleus and is the genetic material made of DNA and proteins. Found in both cells.
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Ribosomes

Are dense particles and are protein builders and synthesizers of the cell. Found in both cells.
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Golgi Apparatus

Looks like a layer of pancakes and gets the molecules, combines them, and packs them in vesicles to store them or send them outside of the cell. Found in both cells.
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Endoplasmic Reticulum

Half the membrane in the cell with a lot of surface area. The Ribosomes carry RNA to the ER and then they turn the RNA into proteins that carry out their jobs. Found in both cells.
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Mitochondria

Powerhouse of the cell and shaped like a bean. Acts like the digestive system of the cell. Found in both cells.
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Chloroplast

Is green and is the food producer of the cell. Found in only plant cells.
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Lysosomes

Found in the cytoplasm and digests food and breaks down the cell when it dies. Found in both cells.
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Peroxisomes

Are small vesicles found around the cell and absorb the nutrients the cell acquires. Found in both cells.
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Vacuole

Membrane that surrounds the mass of fluids. Stores food and nutrients the cell needs to survive. Found in both cells.
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Cytoskeleton

"Springy skeleton"

Gives the cell its shape and helps organize the events of cell division. Found in both cells.

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