Animal Cells Flashcards

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What defines an animal cell?

Animal cells are eukaryotic, with DNA enclosed in a nucleus and no cell wall.

Which cell structures can be seen under a light microscope?

Cell membrane, cytoplasm and nucleus.

What is the function of mitochondria in an animal cell?

Mitochondria provide energy by carrying out aerobic respiration.

What is the function of the cytoplasm in an animal cell?

The cytoplasm is a jelly-like material where most chemical reactions occur, and it houses organelles and important molecules like enzymes.

Where are ribosomes found, and what is their function?

Ribosomes are found in the cytoplasm and are responsible for protein synthesis.

What is the role of the cell membrane in an animal cell?

The cell membrane controls what moves in and out of the cell.

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