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Cell Parts Review

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ribosome
makes proteins & is found either free in the cytoplasm or attached to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)
chloroplast
"makes food" - makes food using chlorophyll & sunlight in the process of photosynthesis; found only in plant cells
cytoplasm
gel-like material inside the cell, holds all of the organelles
vacuole
"storage" - stores water, salts, proteins, & carbohydrates; they are larger in plants & stores
nucleus
"control center" of the cell which controls all the cell's activity & holds the genetic information in the form of DNA
cell wall
found in plant cells, this structure supports & protects the cell & is found outside the cell membrane
cell membrane
thin, flexible barrier around alll cells
mitochondria
"'powerhouse" - release of energy from stored food molecules; found in both plant & animal cells