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Animal Cell Worksheet
Animal Cell Worksheet
Animal Cell Worksheet Answer Key
The Cell Organelles and their Functions
Nucleus – The cell nucleus is an organelle that contains most of the cell’s genetic material. The nucleus regulates cell growth and metabolism.
Nucleolus – The nucleolus is made of RNA and proteins. It transcribes and modifies RNA.
Lysosomes – The lysosomes contain enzymes that break down biomolecules. They act as the cell’s waste disposal.
Chromatin – Chromatin are macromolecules made up of DNA, protein and RNA.
Centrioles – The centrioles help with cytokinesis. (The splitting of a cell)
Cytoskeleton – The cytoskeleton gives a cell its shape, and prevents if from deforming.
Cytoplasm – The cytoplasm is made up of cytosal, which is a gel-like substance. It is 80% water.
Plasma Membrane – Also known as the cell membrane, the plasma membrane is a selectively permeable wall that separates the cell interior from the outside environment.
Ribosomes – The ribosomes are made of protein and RNA. They convert genetic material into protein.
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum – The rough endoplasmic reticulum manufactures enzymes and proteins.
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum – The smooth endoplasmic reticulum manufactures lipids, phospholipids, and steroids.
Golgi Apparatus – The golgi apparatus, also known as the golgi bodies, packages protein inside a cell, in preparation for secretion.
Mitochondria – The mitochondria are a cell’s power plants. They generate ATP.