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What are cells?

The basic unit of all living things

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What is the function of a nucleus?

controls the cells activities

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What is the function of a cytoplasm?

The site of all chemical reactions essential for life

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What is the function of a cell membrane?

It encloses the cell contents and controls which substances may enter and leave the cell

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What is the function of a vacuole?

It occupies most of the cell and contains cell sap

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What is the function of a chloroplast?

It carries out photosynthesis

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What is the function of a cell wall?

It is fairly rigid to give the plant cell a definite shape and to support it

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What is the function of a ribosome?

It is where protein synthesis occurs

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What is the function of a mitochondrion?

It is the sight of respiration

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What is a microscope?

An instrument used to view very small objects

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What is a plasmid?

It contains extra DNA

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What is cellulose?

A strong chemical substance which makes up plant cell walls

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What are circular chromosomes?

It is a genetic material found within cytoplasm of bacterial cells

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What is the function of a flagellum?

It enables the bacterial cells to move