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These are the basic cell parts and functions.


a part of the cell containing DNA and RNA and responsible for growth and reproduction

Cell Membrane

thin, flexible barrier around a cell; regulates what enters and leaves the cell


The organelle where ribosomes are made, synthesized and partially assembled, located in the nucleus (contains RNA)

Nuclear Envelope

surrounds and protects the nucleus


jellylike fluid inside the cell in which the organelles are suspended; separates nucleus from cells; aids in cell movement and shape of cell


Powerhouse of the cell, converts nutrients into energy


regulates amount of pressure in the cell, stores nutrients, waste products and water with out it the cell would dry out.


Converts energy from the sun into chemical energy through photsynthesis


Found on rough ER and throughout cytoplasm; synthesizes proteins


Organelle containing digestive enzymes

Golgi Apparatus

stack of membranes in the cell that modifies, sorts, and packages proteins from the endoplasmic reticulum

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