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Functions of the parts of the animal cell

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Nucleus
The control center of the cell
Ribosomes
Produce proteins (protein synthesis)
Nuclear membrane
Controls what enters and leaves the nucleus
Mitochondria
Powerhouse, produces ATP
Lysosome
Break down materials in the cell -- also known as death sac
Golgi bodies
Packages proteins
Vacuole
Stores water, waste, and food
Cytoplasm
Suspends organelles
Endoplasmic reticulum
Transport system for materials
Cell membrane
Controls what enters and leaves the cell
Centriole
Aids in cell division
Nucleolus
Makes RNA
Cytoskeleton
Helps organelles move from place to place
Microfilament
Help cells change shape; structural support
Microtubules
Provide attachment places for organelles and provide tracks for organelle movement