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aids in digestion, breaks down old cell parts


converts sunlight into useable energy for the (plant) cell


made up of RNA and protein, makes proteins

rough e.r

site of protein synthesis

smooth e.r

detoxifies the cell and creates the cell membrane

cell wall

provides another form of protection and support for the cell, only found in plants, more rigid than the cell membrane


stores water, food, and waste


creates the cell shape and structure


where ribosomes are made

golgi apparatus

used for packaging and transportation of material in the cell


converts energy into a compound that the cell can use, known as the powerhouse of the cell


contains genetic information

nuclear envelope

surrounds the nucleus and has pores that RNA can pass through

cell membrane

protects and supports the cell, semi-permeable

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