Functions of the parts of the animal cell

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The control center of the cell


Produce proteins (protein synthesis)

Nuclear membrane

Controls what enters and leaves the nucleus


Powerhouse, produces ATP


Break down materials in the cell -- also known as death sac

Golgi bodies

Packages proteins


Stores water, waste, and food


Suspends organelles

Endoplasmic reticulum

Transport system for materials

Cell membrane

Controls what enters and leaves the cell


Aids in cell division


Makes RNA


Helps organelles move from place to place


Help cells change shape; structural support


Provide attachment places for organelles and provide tracks for organelle movement

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