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Cell Anatomy

Explore the structure and function of the parts of a eukaryotic cell.

Journey into the Cell
Take a journey into the cell to find out about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

Prokaryotes
Prokaryotes are single-celled organisms that are the earliest and most primitive forms of life on earth.

Plant Cell
Learn about the structures and organelles that can be found in typical plant cell.

Cell Membrane
The cell membrane is a thin semi-permeable membrane that surrounds the cell's cytoplasm, enclosing its contents.

The Nucleus
Explore the structure and function of the nucleus in eukaryotic cells.

Mitochondria
Mitochondria are the cell's power producers. They convert energy into forms that are usable by the cell.

Ribosomes
Ribosomes are cell organelles that consist of RNA and proteins. They are responsible for assembling the proteins of the cell.

Endoplasmic Reticulum
The endoplasmic reticulum is a network of tubules and flattened sacs that serve a variety of functions in the cell.

Golgi Complex
The Golgi complex, also called the Golgi apparatus, is a membranous structure found in plant and animal cells. It processes, sorts, and generates molecules necessary for proper cell function.

The Cytoskeleton
Explore the structure and function of the cytoskeleton in animal cells.

Lysosomes
Explore the structure and function of eukaryotic lysosomes.

Peroxisomes
Explore the structure and function of eukaryotic peroxisomes.

Cilia and Flagella
Explore the structure and function of the movers of a eukaryotic cell, cilia and flagella.

Organelles
Organelles are tiny cellular components that perform specific tasks within a cell. Examples of organelles include mitochondria, ribosomes, and chloroplasts.

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