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The Cell and its Components

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In this solution, we consider the organelles within the cell. A list is given with the major organelles and their functions in basic terms. One source is also provided for this information.

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1) The basic components of the cell include the plasma membrane, the cytoskeleton, the cytoplasm, genetic material, and the organelles. Organelles include the following (in eukaryotes):

- Nucleus
- Mitochondria
- Endoplasmic reticulum
- Golgi apparatus
- Lysosomes and peroxisomes

In plant cells, you will find large ...

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