Flashcards in Cell Structure Deck (14):
What are cells?
The basic unit of all living things
What is the function of a nucleus?
controls the cells activities
What is the function of a cytoplasm?
The site of all chemical reactions essential for life
What is the function of a cell membrane?
It encloses the cell contents and controls which substances may enter and leave the cell
What is the function of a vacuole?
It occupies most of the cell and contains cell sap
What is the function of a chloroplast?
It carries out photosynthesis
What is the function of a cell wall?
It is fairly rigid to give the plant cell a definite shape and to support it
What is the function of a ribosome?
It is where protein synthesis occurs
What is the function of a mitochondrion?
It is the sight of respiration
What is a microscope?
An instrument used to view very small objects
What is a plasmid?
It contains extra DNA
What is cellulose?
A strong chemical substance which makes up plant cell walls
What are circular chromosomes?
It is a genetic material found within cytoplasm of bacterial cells