Quiz tomorrow on the labelling the cell parts and explaining what each part does.
- acts like a gatekeeper - controls movement of materials into\out of the cell.
nucleus- control center (brain) - controls all the cell's activity
chromosomes- contains the genes (genetic info)
cytoplasm- fluid that fills the cell, nutrients absorbed, transported & processed here.
ribosomes- are the protein builders or the protein synthesizers of the cell.
endoplasmic reticulum- series of canals, carry material around the cell
golgi apparatus- stores proteins until they are needed
lysosomes- hold enzymes that were created by the cell, purpose of the lysosome is to digest things.
centriole- small protein structure, critical in cell division
mitochondrion- provide the cell with energy (powerhouse)
vacuole- fluid filled space, water, sugar, minerals & proteins
chloroplast- contains chlorophyll, used in photosynthesis
cell wall- composed of cellulose, protects and supports cell