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    Eukaryotic cells are complex in organization and structure, especially when you consider their small size. Consider the organelle contents of the typical eukaryotic cell. Select two organelles and compare them relative to structure and function. Describe what would be the specific probable effects on the cell if each of these organelles were lost.

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    A few common organelles found in eukaryotes include mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, chloroplasts, nucleus and vacuoles.

    Mitochondria are the powerhouses of eukaryotes. Within this organelle are structural properties that allow chemical conversion of various molecular substrates into the body's energy molecule: ATP. A large portion of useable ATP comes from mitochondria, and ATP is used by practically all cells of an animal as a source of energy. Endoplasmic reticulum is responsible for the production ...

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