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Cell Structure

This is a simple example of the cell parts and what they do. Good to know!
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cytoplasm
a gelatinlike mixture that flows inside the cell membrane
cell membrane
helps control what enters and leaves the cell/ controls movement
nucleus
directs all cell activities/ like the brain of the cell
endoplasmic reticulum (E.R.)
a network of tubes that complete different jobs/ moves material in the cell
ribosome
makes protein
mitochondria/ mitochondrion
releases energy stored in food
chloroplast (only in plant cells)
changes light energy to chemical energy
cell wall (only in plant cells)
provides support and protection to the cell
vacuole
stores water, waste products, food, and other cellular materials
golgi body
packages and moves protein
lysosomes
breaks down food molecules, cell wastes, and worn-out cell parts