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Nucleus - Contains your DNA and controls the speed of growth and reproduction. The cell nucleus is the command center of our cells. It contains our chromosomes and genetic information needed for the reproduction of life.
Mitochondria - An organelle that makes energy by breaking down nutrients.! This tutorial introduces mitochondria. Other sections include plants, animal systems, invertebrates, vertebrates, and microorganisms.
Chloroplast - An organelle only found in plants. It's responsible for absorbing energy from the sun and the plant's green color.
Lysosome - responsible for the removing of virus and bacteria, eating food particles and other injured organelles, and patching cell wall membranes. The main functions of lysosomes are to get rid of viruses and bacteria, digest food particles and other damaged organelles, and...
Vacuole - A vacuole has no internal structure. The only thing it does for the cell is store things. (Like a vacuum.) Vacuoles
Cell Membrane - A thin membrane which surrounds a cell's cytoplasm. The cell membrane is a thin, semi-permeable barrier that surrounds and encloses the contents of a cell. This membrane selectively allows substances into and out of a cell, supports the cell, and helps to maintain the cell's shape.
Cytoskeleton - Maintaining the cell shape is the cytoskeleton's job. However, cell motility is the cytoskeleton's primary concern.
Ribosomes - Protein is built by ribosomes. (They're kind of like construction guys.) Proteins that are used inside of cells are made by both floating and attached ribosomes, but attached ribosomes also make proteins that can be exported out of cells.! This tutorial introduces ribosomes. Other sections include plants, animal systems, invertebrates, vertebrates, and microorganisms.
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum - Combining cholesterol and phospholipids is a important job for the smooth endoplasmic reticulum. Cell: Cell, in biology, the basic membrane-bound unit that contains the fundamental molecules of life and of which all living things are composed.
Organelle Malfunctions - There are many diseases that are caused by malfunctions in organelles like a mitochondria or lysosome. Among the disease arthritis, there are other diseases like Hurler's syndrome, Pompe's disease, and silicosis are diseases caused by a lysosome malfunction. Page not found | The Franklin Institute
Mitochondria Removal - Mitochondria's are like the power center of all cells. If the mitochondria is malfunctioning it will effect every organelle in the cell. An effect on the lysosomes would be a malfunction because it wouldn't be able to do it's job due to the lack of power distribution. Another organelle that it would have an effect on would be the ribosomes. Ribosomes are responsible for making proteins for the cell so if the mitochondria malfunctioned the ribosome wouldn't have the energy to create proteins and would therefore malfunction as well. The cell needs the mitochondria in order to function correctly so if it malfunctioned the whole cell would suffer.