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Plant Cell

Plant cells have many different parts that are need to work together and function as a whole. These parts are the cell membrane which can be compared to a “Condom” due to the fact that is a very thin protective layer that lets certain substances to pass through. Cell wall is a thicker rougher membrane, which gives the plant most of its structure and support, the cell wall also bond with other cell walls to form the structure of the plant. Centrosome may be also referred to as the “Microtubule organizing center” it’s looks like a small body near the nucleus having a dense center and radiating tubules, here in the centrosome is where the microtubules are made. Chloroplast is a CD shaped organelle that holds the plants chlorophyll, Photosynthesis takes place in the chloroplast.

Cytoplasm is a jell like material outside the cell nucleus which all the cell’s organelles are located. Golgi body also called “Golgi apparatus” is a flat organelle that may resemble a stack of pancakes located near the nucleus, the Golgi apparatus packages cards and proteins into membrane-bound vesicles to leave the cell. Mitochondrion is a circle kind of stick shaped organelles with a double membrane, mitochondrion converts the energy stored in glucose into ATP for the cell. Nuclear membrane is the membrane that surrounds the nucleus. Nucleolus is and organelle that’s inside the nucleus this is where ribosomal RNA is produced. Nucleus is a circle shaped body that holds many of the organelles, the nucleus controls the function of the cell and also contains DNA.

Ribosome small particles made of RNA-rich cytoplasmic which assemble the proteins. Rough endoplasmic reticulum is a large system of connected sacks that are located in the cell’s cytoplasm it’s also covered in ribosome with give’s it’s rough appearance. The rough ER transports materials though the cell and produces protein which are sent to the Golgi apparatus. Smooth endoplasmic reticulum is also a vast system of connected tubes that are located in the cell’s cytoplasm. The smooth ER transports materials through the cell, it contains enzymes and produces and digests lipids and membrane proteins. Smoother ER moves newly made proteins and lipids to the Golgi apparatus. Vacuole is a large membrane-bound space within the plant cell that is filled with fluid, within the fluid often is stored materials such as water, salts, proteins, and carbohydrates.

Animal Cell

The animal cell like the plant cell has many different organelles but each one is need to work as a whole. Here are the organelles and their functions, Cell membrane is a thin layer of protection which can be viewed as a “Condom” which is made for a payer of protein and fats, the membrane allows some substance to pass though but not others. Centrosome is a rather small organelle located near the nucleus, it has a rather dense center and radiating tubules. Here is where microtubules are made. Cytoplasm is a jell like material that surrounds the nucleus which is where the organelles are located. Golgi body is a flat, layered organelles that looks

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