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Nucleus - Contains your DNA and controls the speed of growth and reproduction. biology.about.com The nucleus is a cell structure that contains hereditary information, or DNA, and controls cellular growth and reproduction.
Mitochondria - An organelle that makes energy by breaking down nutrients. www.biology4kids.com
Chloroplast - An organelle only found in plants. It's responsible for absorbing energy from the sun and the plant's green color. www.cellsalive.com
Lysosome - responsible for the removing of virus and bacteria, eating food particles and other injured organelles, and patching cell wall membranes. www.wisegeek.com 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.) cfeil.tripod.com
Cell Membrane - A thin membrane which surrounds a cell's cytoplasm. biology.about.com The cell membrane is a thin semi-permeable membrane that surrounds the cell's cytoplasm, enclosing its contents.
Cytoskeleton - Maintaining the cell shape is the cytoskeleton's job. However, cell motility is the cytoskeleton's primary concern. www.cellsalive.com
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. www.biology4kids.com
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum - Combining cholesterol and phospholipids is a important job for the smooth endoplasmic reticulum. www.britannica.com In biology, the basic membrane-bound unit that contains the fundamental molecules of life and of which all living things are composed. A single cell is often a complete organism in itself, such as a bacterium...
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. sln.fi.edu
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. www.cellsalive.com