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Cells and cell organelles

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Nucleus
holds the DNA and contains chromosomes Control Center
vesicles
membrane bound sacs that transport materials throughout the cell
Mitochondria
powerhouse of the cell produce energy needed through ATP
vacuoles
storage container plants have large vacuoles store water and nutrients
lysosomes
break down old molecules into parts that can be recycled
ribosomes
make proteins the main product of the cell
endoplasmic reticulum
packages proteins for release from the cell
Golgi Apparatus
receives proteins and sends them on to other parts of the cell or outside the cell.
cell wall
provides strength and support to plant cells
chloroplast
contain chlorophyll and capture light through photosynthesis to make food for plant cells
cell membrane
surrounds the cell and controls what enters and exits the cell. Allows some things to enter and exit but not all things.