All cell Parts and their Functions
This simple cartoon shows general similarities and differences between eukaryote and prokaryote cells.
Image courtesy of Windows to the Universe
Related links:Below is a list of organelles that are commonly found in eukaryotic cells.
|Nucleus||The brains of the cell, the nucleus directs cell activities and contains genetic material called chromosomes made of DNA.|
|Mitochondria||Make energy out of food|
|Golgi Apparatus||Make, process and package proteins|
|Lysosome||Contains digestive enzymes to help break food down|
|Endoplasmic Reticulum||Called the "intracellular highway" because it is for transporting all sorts of items around the cell.|
|Vacuole||Used for storage, vacuoles usually contain water or food. (Are you are thirsty? Perhaps your vacuoles need some water!)|
|Plant cells also have:|
|Cell Wall||For support|
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