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basic unit of structure and function in living things

Cell theory

theory that states that all living things are made of cells, cells are the smallest units of life, and cells can only come from other living cells


large molecules made from smaller molecules joined together


energy storage molecules made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen

Nucleic acids

information containing macromolecules found in the nucleus of a cell


macromolecules made from amino acids; found in membranes and many other cell structures


energy storage macromolecules which do not dissolve in water


long chains of molecules which combine in a specific order to make nucleic acids

Amino acids

building blocks of proteins


(deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule found in the nucleus which contains instructions for all things needed for life


(ribonucleic acid) gets information from DNA to make proteins


ability to maintain stable internal conditions in the cell

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