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A thin, flexible barrier around a cell; regulates what enters and leaves the cell.
Rigid barrier that protects the plant cell.
A spherical body containing the nucleolus and DNA. Control center of the cell
Found inside the nucleus and produces ribosomes
Holes in the nuclear envelope that allow materials to pass in and out of the nucleus
Packaged DNA. Contains the genetic material to direct the activities of the cell
The liquid part of the cytoplasm
A thick gel-like material containing organelles found between the cell membrane and nuclear membrane
The powerhouse of the cell. Supplies energy
Small organelles that break down food particles and worn out cell parts. Think of it as the cells clean up crew.
Receive, package and distribute proteins made by the ribosomes in the cell. The FedEx of the cell
Uses information from your genes to create protein
Small tubes that serve as part of the cytoskeleton of the cell
Small fiber involved with cell movement
Captures sunlight energy and makes food (glucose) for the cell. Found only in plant cells
Passageways that carry proteins from one part of a cell to another
These are storage areas in the cell. Stores mainly water
Sets of microtubules involved in cell reproduction.
The two types of cells
Plant cells and animal cells
A cell structure that carries out a specific function within the cell
A substance (made of sugars) that is common in the cell walls of many organisms
Protects the nucleus
DNA and protein that makes up chromosomes
Transmit information from one part of your body to another
Red blood cells
Carry oxygen throughout your body
A group of similar cells that perform the same function
A sing celled organism
Stores starch or oil