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Plasma Membrane
Size 7-9 x 10-3

Found in plants and animals

membrane at the boundary of every cell that acts as a selective barrier, thereby regulating the cell's chemical composition

Electron Microscope
Cell Wall
Size - Variable

Found in Plants

Protective layer external to the plasma membrane in plant cells

Light and Electron Microscope
Nucleus
Size - 4-10 (diameter)

Found in plants and animals

The chromosome containing organelle of a eukaryotic cell
Chloroplast
Size 8 Length

Found in Plants

Absorbs sunlight and uses it to drive the synthesis of organic compounds from carbon dioxie and water.

Where photosynthesis takes place.

Light and Electron Microscopes
Mitochondria
Size .5 -10 diameter

Found in plants and animals

Site of cellular respiration
Vacuole
Size - Variable

Found in plants

Membrane enclosed sac containing a variety of substances important to reproduction, growth and development

Light and Electron Microscope
Golgi Apparatus
Size - Variable

Found in plants and animals

stacks of flat membranous sacs that modify, store and route products of the ER

Electron Microscope
Peroxisomes
Size - .2 - 1.5 diameter

Found in plants and animals

microbody containing enzymes that transfer hydrogen from various substrates to oxygen

Electron Microscope
Lysosomes
Size .2-.5 diameter

Found in animals

membrane enclosed sac of hydrolytic enzymes found in cytoplasm

Transports undigested material to cell membrane for removal

Electron Microscope
Endoplasmic Reticulum
.005-.01 (tube diameter)

Found in plants and animals

Network that is continuous with the outer nuclear membrane and composed of ribosome-studded and ribosome free areas

Electron Microscope
Ribosomes
Size 1.7-2.4 x 10-3 diameter

Found in plants and animals

site of protein synthesis

Miniature protein factories

Electron Microscope
Flagella
Size .2 diameter

Found in animals

a long cellular appendage specialized for locomotion

moving small particles across the cell surface.
Cilia
Size 2-150 length

Found in animals

a short cellular appendage specialized for locomotion

Moving small particles across the cell surface