Animal Cell


Organelles of The Animal Cell-

Mitochondria: The main power generator of the cell.
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum: Manufactures, Processes, and Transports compounds in and out of the cell. Nucleus: Stores DNA and coordinates cell's activity.
Nuclear pores: Allows molecules to pass back and forth between the nucleus and the cytoplasm.
Plasma Membrane: Helps contain and protect the contents inside the cell.
Nucleolus: An area of the nucleus that makes ribosomes.
Nuclear Envelope: Separates the nucleus from the cellular cytoplasm.
Chromatin: Less condensed form of the cell's DNA.
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum: Manufactures, processes, and transports compounds in and out of the cell.
Ribosomes: Organelles made of four strands of RNA.
Cillia: Essential for movement (the cell's legs).
Golgi Apparatus: Ships cell's chemical products.
Micro Tubules: Carry out a variety of functions.
Centrioles: Helps organize cell division, from transport to structural support.
Peroxisome: A type of microbody that makes up a diverse group of cells.
Lysosome: Helps digest food.
Microfilaments: Important component of the cytoskeleton.

Organelle- A specialized subunit within a cell that has a specific function, and is usually separately enclosed within its own lipid membrane.
external image magnify-clip.pngexternal image 350px-Biological_cell.svg.pngA typical animal cell. Within the cytoplasm, the major organelles and cellular structures include: (1) Nucleolus (2) Cell (3) Ribosome (4) Vesicle (5) rough Endoplasmic reticulum (6)Golgi apparatus (7) Cytoskeleton (8) smooth Endoplasmic reticulum(9) Mitochondrion (10) Vacuole (11)Cytosol (12) Lysosome (13) Centriole.
The name organelle comes from the idea that these structures are to cells what an Organ is to the Body (hence the name organelle, the suffix -elle being a Diminutive). Organelles are identified by Microscopy, and can also be purified by fractionation. There are many types of organelles, particularly in the Eukaryote cells of higher organisms. Prokaryote were once thought not to have organelles, but some examples have now been identified.

Plant Cell:

Plant Cell Organelles:

cell wall



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