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Vacuole
Storage site of food and other compounds; also pumps water outside of a cell.
Ribosomes
Contains RNA and protein; some are free and some attach to endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Also the site of protein synthesis.
Nucleus
Contains nucleolus and DNA. The DNA controls the cell's genetic program and metabolic activities.
Nuclear Membrane
Surrounds and protects the nucleus.
Nucleolus
Contains RNA and protein and is the preassembly point for ribosomes.
Mitochondrion
Converts energy into a form the cell can use.
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER)
Used for storage and internal transport and is a site for attachment of ribosomes.
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER)
Used for storage and internal support and makes lipids.
Cell Membrane
The thin layer of protein and fat that surrounds the cell. The membrane is semipermeable, allowing some substances to pass into the cell while blocking others.
Cytoplasm
Fluid contained within the cell membrane. It dissolves substances and houses the organelles.