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    Parts of a Cell: Organelles

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    Choose the component of the cell that you think is most essential to the cell as a whole. Describe why you feel this way. Defend your choice.

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    That's a pretty complicated question, but I'll give it a try. Although all components are needed for normal cellular functioning, if we are to choose just one cellular component to be the most essential, it would be the NUCLEUS. The nucleus is usually the most prominent structure within a eukaryotic cell. (Bacteria, or prokaryotes, don't contain a nucleus at all.) The nucleus is separated from the rest of the cell by ...

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    Explores the the cell and its most important components.