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Cell wall

Outermost layer in plants
provides support and protection for the cell
Made of Cellulose
ONLY FOUND IN PLANT CELLS

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Cell membrane

Outermost layer in ANIMAL cells
Semi-permeable protective barrier

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Nucleus

Contains hereditary information (DNA or genetic code)

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Chromatin

DNA uncoiled and at work

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Nucleolus

Inside nucleus, where ribosomes are made.

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Nuclear envelope

Membrane that encloses nucleus

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Cytoskeleton

Network of fibers, helps cell maintain shape

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Microtubules

Hollow tubes, "tracks" for organelles to move within a cell.

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Microfilaments

Long fibers, provide tough framework