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Animal Cell Organelles Simplified

Examples of Organelles in Animal Cells

Knowing the major organelles in an animal cell is important to learning the major functions carried out by cells in your body.


Nucleus
: Organization and expression of the genetic material(DNA).
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Rough ER: Protein synthesis, sorting, and secretion.
ER_NIH
Smooth ER: Detoxification and lipid Synthesis.
ch1_smoothER

Golgi Apparatus: Modification, sorting and secretion of lipids and proteins.
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Peroxisome: Breakdown of hydrogen peroxide and other harmful molecules.
-Peroxisome

Mitochondrion: Location of ATP synthesis.
Mitochondrion

Centrosome: Site where microtubules grow and centrioles are found.
Centrosome

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