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Miller and Levine chapter 7 vocab

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Cells
Basic unit of life
Eukaryotes
Cells that enclose their DNA in a nucleus
Prokaryotes
cells that do not enclose their DNA in a nucleus
Cytoplasm
portion of the cell outside the nucleus
Organelles
specialized organs within the cells
lysosomes
clean-up crew of the cell
Vacuoles
storage center of a cell
centrioles
help organize cell division and are not found in plant cells
Ribosomes
assemble proteins within a cell
Endoplasmic Reticulum
internal membrane where lipids are assembled within a cell
Golgi Apparatus
packages and ships proteins out of a cell
mitochondria
power plant of a cell
chloroplasts
capture sunlight and convert it to energy
selectively permeable
some substances can pass and some cannot