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VACUOLE
Analogy: backpack
Function:saclike storage structure found in both animal and plant cells
CILIUM
short threadlike structure that helps a unicellular organism move
CHLOROPLAST
traps energy from sunlight and converts it to chemical energy
LYSOSOME
Analogy:garbage disposal
Function:contains digestive enzymes that help clean up the cell
CYTOSKELETON
Analogy:highway
Function:framework of filaments and fibers involved in cell support and movement
NUCLEOLUS
Analogy: factory
Function: made of RNA and manufactures ribosomes
CELL MEMBRANE
Analogy:door
Function: controls what goes in and out of cell
CELL WALL
Analogy: house protecting peopl inside
Function: helps protect and support cell, determines the shape of cell
CHLOROPLAST
Analogy: factory
Function:found only in plant cells, it consists of two envelopelike membranes that surround a folded inner membrane
PLASTID
Analogy: storage tanks
Function:a plant organelle that may store starch or pigments
RIBOSOMES
Analogy: factories
Function:an organelle that serves as a protein factory
ROUGH ER
Transport channels that are studded with ribosomes
ER
Analogy:truck tasporting goods
Function:a complex network of channels that is involved with transport, storage, and making and modifying proteins
MITOCHONDRIA
Analogy:power house
Function:converts chemical energy in food into a form that is more easily digested
MICROTUBULE
tiny hollow tube made of proteins that is involved with support, the movement of organelles within the cell, and the formation of centrioles
MICROFILAMENTS
long, thin fiber that functions in the movement and support of the cell
ORGANELLE
Any tiny like structure that performs a specialized function in the cell
GOLGI APPARATUS
Analogy: assemply line in factory
Function:Modifies, collects, packages, and distributes proteins that are produced by the cell