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Genetic material used to carry out functions DNA
The "powerhouse of the cell", creates ATP mitochondria
carries ribosomes, makes proteins rough er
helps transport proteins, makes hormones smoother
transports things around the cell golgi complex
holds organelles in place, like jelly cytoplasm
photosynthesis chloroplast
carries water and nutrients vacuole
can take up half of a plant cell, carries water and nutrients largevacuole
stomach/garbage disposal lysosome
tail that flaps, helps cell move flagellum
security door, bouncer cell membrane
castle walls, but PLANTS cell wall
gives cells a shape cytoskeleton
contains genetic material nucleus
makes ribosomes nucleolus
lets things in or out of the nucleus nuclearmembrane
a messenger to send DNA instructions rna
makes proteins for the cell ribosome
helps Golgi Complex by carrying around the cell vesicle

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Cell Crossword Puzzle

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An organelle found in plants and algae that absorbs sunlight and uses it to drive the synthesis of organic compounds (sugars) from carbon dioxide and water Chloroplasts
A protective layer external to the plasma membrane in plant cells bacteria fungi and some protists; protects the cell and helps maintain its shape Cell Wall
A structure found in animal cells from which microtubules originate and that is important during cell division (contains two centrioles) Centrosome
The central vacuole is a cellular organelle found in plant cells. It is often the largest organelle in the cell. It is surrounded by a membrane and functions to hold materials and wastes. Central Vacuole
A narrow thread of cytoplasm that passes through the cell walls of adjacent plant cells that allows connections between them. Plasmodesma
A digestive organelle in eukaryotic cells; contains hydrolytic enzymes that digest engulfed food or damaged organelles Lysosome
The contents of a eukaryotic cell between the plasma membrane and the nucleus; consists of a semi-fluid medium and organelles; can also refer to the interior of a prokaryotic cell Cytoplasm
A cell structure consisting of RNA and protein organized into two subunits and functioning as the site of protein synthesis in the cytoplasm; in the eukaryotic cells the ribosomal subunits are constructed in the molecules Ribosomes
organelle composed of a double membrane that acts as the storehouse for most of a cell's DNA Nucleus
A bean-shaped organelle that supplies energy to the cell and has its own ribosomes and DNA Mitochondria
The thickest of the three main kinds of fibers making up the cytoskeleton of a eukaryotic cell; a hollow tube made of globular proteins called tubulins; found in cilia and flagella Microtubules
That portion of the endoplasmic reticulum with ribosomes attached that make membrane proteins and secretory proteins Rough ER
The portion of the endoplasmic reticulum that lacks ribosomes centrioles/ A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Smooth ER
A small cylindrical organelle near the nucleus in animal cells, occurring in pairs and involved in the development of spindle fibers in cell division. Centrioles
A thin flexible layer around the cells of all living things; it's job is to separate the cytoplasm from the cell's surroundings Cell Membrane
A complex of vesicles and folded membranes within the cytoplasm of most eukaryotic cells, involved in secretion and intracellular transport. Golgi Body

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Plant Cell Crossword Puzzle

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The jelly-like fluid that is consistently flowing inside a cell. Cytoplasm
An organelle that packags and distributes proteins: it modifies and sends proteins to the correct place within the cell. Golgi Body
An organelle that store water and other excess materials not needed by th cell. Vacuole
An organelle that makes energy for the cell by breaking down sugars. Mitochondria
An organelle that makes proteins. Ribosomes
A rigid structure that gives support and shape to a cell. Only in plant cells. Cell Wall
A protective layer that overs the cell's surface. It controls the movement of particles in and out of the cell. Cell Membrane
An organlls that is responsible for destroying worn or damaged organelles. Lysosomes
An organelle only found in plant and algae cels where photosynthesis takes place (contains cchlorophll). Chloroplast
An organelle made up of folded membranes whose functions include making proteins, lipids, and proccessing other materials. Endoplasmic Reticulum
A web of proteins in the cytoplasm that keeps a cell's mebrane from collasping. Cytoskeleton
One of the structures in the nucleus that is made up of DNA and protein. Chromosomes
An organelle that contians genetic material. Nucleus
Inside of the nucleuos where ribosomes are made. Nucleolus
Controls the movement of praticles in and out of the nucleus Nuclear Membrane
A flexible boundary that controls the movemens of substamces into and out of the cell. plasma membrane
A fluid or air-filled cavity or sac. vesicle
The relaxed form of DNA in the cell's nucleus. chromatin
Projections that aid in locomotion and feding. Flagellum
The ageuous component of the cytoplasm of a cell, various organelles and particles are suspended. Cytosol

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Cell Structures Crossword

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what ribosomes make proteins
Protective covering around outside of cell cell membrane
green pigment that gies trees, leaves their green color chlorophyll
organelle found only in plant cell cell wall
jellylike matrix inside each cell cytoplasm
dense center portion of a nucleus nucleolus
storage/transport sacks in a cell vacuoles
heartbeat of any cell nucleus
found in every nucleus that determine genetic makeup of cell chromosomes
green organelles in plant cell chloroplasts
scaffolding structure within each cell for support cytoskeleton
make and release energy when needed in the cell mitochondrion
flattened membranes that transport proteins and other substances into and out of a cell golgi bodies
folded membranes that contain ribosomes for the manufacturing of proteins endoplasmic reticulum

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Cells Answer Key Crossword

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The basic building blocks of all living things. Cell
A group of similar cells that live and work together Tissues
A collection of tissues joined in a structural unit to serve a common function. Organ
A group of organs that work together to perform one or more functions. Organ System
An individual life form. Organism
Surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell and gives the cell structure and support. Cell Membrane
A gel-like substance inside the cell that contains all the cell parts and organelles. Cytoplasm
A group of tissues that work together to perform a specialized function or functions. Organelles
Molecules that contain all the genetic material and traits for each organism. DNA
Molecules are single stranded nucleic acids composed of nucleotides. RNA
A type of plastid that contains chlorophyll which is where photosynthesis takes place. Chloroplast
An organelle that modifies,sorts,and packs molecules and stores or sends it when needed. Golgi Complex
Often known as the "powerhouses" of the cell, this organelle generates energy for the cell through cellular respiration.​This means it takes in nutrients from the cell, breaks it down, and turns it into energy. Mitochondria
An organelle in both plant and animal cells that provides support and participates in a variety of cellular functions including storage, protection, and growth. Vacuole
Sacs of enzymes that digest food, water, and waste Lysosomes
Extensive network of membranes composed of both regions with ribosomes (rough ER) and regions without ribosomes (smooth ER). Endoplasmic Reticulum
Tiny structures bound by a membrane that contain enzymes that produce hydrogen peroxide as a by-product. Peroxisomes
The outermost covering of a cell that protects the cell and gives it shape & support. Cell Wall
Multicellular organism Eukaryote
Unicellular organism Prokaryote
Organisms made up of only one cell Unicellular Organisms
Organisms made up of two or more cells Multicellular Organisms
Chemical compound that contains carbon atoms. Organic Compound
Molecules that allow organisms to transfer genetic info from one generation to the next. There are two types of nucleic acids: DNA and RNA. Nucleic Acid
Consisting of RNA and proteins, they are responsible for protein production and assembly. Ribosomes
A substance made entirely of one type of atom. Element
The smallest unit of a substance that maintains the properties of that substance. Atom
Membrane bound structure that contains the cell's hereditary information and DNA. Also controls all of the cells activities. Nucleus
A membrane which surrounds the genetic material and nucleus in eukaryotic cells. Nuclear Membrane
A structure inside the cell nucleus that rewrites ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and combine it with proteins, results in the formation of incomplete ribosomes. Nucleolus
Tubelike structures that aid in cell division and Celiogenesis, are generally are found close to the nucleus Centrioles
A theory that descibes the basic characteristics of all cells and organisms. It is one if the foundational ideas of modern biology Cell Theory

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Cell Organelles Crossword

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A membrane bound structure that is the basic unit of life cell
The lipid bilayr that forms the outer boundary of the cell Cell Membrane
A rigid structure that surrounds the cells of plants and most bacteria Cell wall
A jelly-like substance that hold the cell organelles together Cytoplasm
Known as the "skeleton" of the cell; network of long protein strands in the cytosol that helps support the cell Cytoskeleton
A system of membranes that modifies and packages proteins for export by the cell Golgi apparatus
Powerhouse of the cell; produces energy (ATP) from oxygen and sugar (cellular respiration) Mitochondria
An organelle containing digestive enzymes Lysosomes
The organelle where ribosomes are made, synthesized and partially assembled, located in the nucleus Nucleolus
The organelle that contains the DNA and controls the processes of the cell Nucleus
An organelle that functions in the synthesis of proteins Ribosome
Stores water and nutrients for the cell; very large in plant cells Vacuole
A membrane bound sac that contains materials involved in transport of the cell Vesicle
An internal membrane system in which components of cell membrane and some proteins are constructed Endoplasmic Reticulum
whip-like tails found in one-celled organisms to aid movement Flagella
One of several bodies with a specialized function that is suspended in the cytosol of the cell; small organs Organelle
A double membrane that surrounds the nucleus in the cell Nuclear envelope

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Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells Crossword

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This type of cell is rectangular in shape. plant
Animal cells are ______ in shape. irregular
This organelle is larger in a plant cell compared to it's size in an animal cell. vacuole
These green organelles are located in a plant cell, but not an animal cell. chloroplasts
The reason plant cells maintain their shape. cell wall
A plant cell is _____ than an animal cell. larger
An animal cell has many _____ vacuoles. small
This organelle in an animal cell contains digestive enzymes. lysosome
A(n) _____ cell has no cell wall. animal
The animal cell is _____ in size than the plant cell. smaller
Chloroplasts are the sight of ______ in a plant cell. photosynthesis
The organelle in the nucleus that helps make ribosomes; located in both plant and animal cells. nucleolus
This ER, located in both kinds of cells, has ribosomes making proteins. rough
_____ cells have the organelle that contains the DNA site where RNA is made. both
Both animal and plant cells have _____ different endoplasmic reticulums. two
Plant and animal cells are _____. eukaryotic
This site of cellular respiration is in both plant and animal cells. mitochondria
Both cells have this jelly-like substance that contains the organelles. cytoplasm
A plant cell has a cell wall AND a _______, unlike the animal cell. cell membrane
This "post office" organelle is located in both cells. golgi complex

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Plant and Animal Cell Structures Crossword

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Protect and supports a plant cell cell wall
Packages substances Golgi
Jelly-like substance in the cell that surrounds and supports the organelles cytoplasm
The control center of a cell nucleus
DNA found in the nucleus of the cell chromatin
Where the assembly of ribosomes begin nucleolus
Proteins are assembled here ribosomes
Comes in two forms: smooth and rough Endoplasmic Reticulum
Contains enzymes that break down substances Lysosomes
Saclike storage organelles Vacuoles
Powerhouse of the cell Mitochondria
Network of protein filaments that helps the cell maintain its shape Cytoskeleton
Located near the nucleus an plays a roll in cell division Centrioles
Controls what enters and exits the cell Cell Membrane
Site of photosynthesis Chloroplast
Long, threadlike structures Flagellum
Short hair-like structures Cilia

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Parts of a Cell Crossword

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the thin layer of protein and fat that surrounds the cell. The cell membrane is semipermeable, allowing some substances to pass into the cell and blocking others. Cell membrane
A small body located near the nucleus - it has a dense center and radiating tubules. The centrosomes is where microtubules are made. During cell division (mitosis), the centrosome divides and the two parts move to opposite sides of the dividing cell. The centriole is the dense center of the centrosome. Centosome
the jellylike material outside the cell nucleus in which the organelles are located. cytoplasm
a flattened, layered, sac-like organelle that looks like a stack of pancakes and is located near the nucleus. It produces the membranes that surround the lysosomes. The Golgi body packages proteins and carbohydrates into membrane-bound vesicles for "export" from the cell. Golgi body
round organelles surrounded by a membrane and containing digestive enzymes. This is where the digestion of cell nutrients takes place. lysosomes
spherical to rod-shaped organelles with a double membrane. The inner membrane is infolded many times, forming a series of projections (called cristae). The mitochondrion converts the energy stored in glucose into ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for the cell. mitochondrion
the membrane that surrounds the nucleus. nuclear membrane
an organelle within the nucleus - it is where ribosomal RNA is produced. Some cells have more than one nucleolus. nucleolus
spherical body containing many organelles, including the nucleolus. The nucleus controls many of the functions of the cell (by controlling protein synthesis) and contains DNA (in chromosomes). The nucleus is surrounded by the nuclear membrane. nucleus
small organelles composed of RNA-rich cytoplasmic granules that are sites of protein synthesis. ribosomes
(rough ER) a vast system of interconnected, membranous, infolded and convoluted sacks that are located in the cell's cytoplasm (the ER is continuous with the outer nuclear membrane). Rough ER is covered with ribosomes that give it a rough appearance. Rough ER transports materials through the cell and produces proteins in sacks called cisternae (which are sent to the Golgi body, or inserted into the cell membrane). endoplasmic reticulum
fluid-filled, membrane-surrounded cavities inside a cell. The vacuole fills with food being digested and waste material that is on its way out of the cell. vacuole

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Chapter 4- The Cell Crossword

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coined the term "cells" when examining cork cells Robert Hooke
very thin boundary of a cell that is flexible plasma membrane
when diverse proteins embed themselves in the phospholipid bilayer mosaic
true nucleus eukaryotic
before nucleus prokaryotic
bacteria are __ prokaryotes
prokaryotes have this in place of a nucleus nucleoid
chloroplasts and __ function in energy processing mitochondria
structural support, movement, and communication between cells are the functions of the plasmamembrane, plant cell wall, and ___ cytoskeleton
chemical activities of a cell cellular metabolism
dividing of cells in prokaryotes binary fission
stores water and a variety of chemicals large central vacuole
nucleus and ___ carry out the genetic control of the cell ribosomes
transport in our bodies paid for with ATP active
makes more ribosomes and synthesizes RNA nucleolus
only organelle named after someone; finishes, sorts, and ships cell products Golgi Apparatus
genetic control center of the cell; contains most of the cells dna nucleus
combination of DNA and protein fibers chromatin
thread-like gene carrying structures found in the nucleus; most visible during mitosis chromosomes
provides an acidic environment for its enzymes' digestive functions; digest food and recycles damaged organelles lysosome
sacs of membrane vesicles
fluid containing DNA, ribosomes, and enzymes in a chloroplast stroma
membranous sac in a chloropast thylakoid
stacks of thylakoids, where green chlorophyll molecules trap solar energy grana
acts as a detoxifyer, lacks attached ribosomes; produces enzymes for synthesis of lipids, oils, etc.; storage of calcium ions smooth er
makes more membrane, makes proteins destined to leave the cell rough er
contains mitochondrial dna, ribosomes, enzymes that catalyze reactions of cellular respiration mitochondrial matrix
involved in the synthesis, storage, and export of molecules; contains nuclear envelope, ER, golgi apartus, lysosomes, vacuoles, and plasma membrane endomembrane system
eliminates water in protists contractile vacuole
organelles involved in manufacture, distribution, and breakdown of molecules include the ER, golgi, lysosomes, vacuoles, and ___ peroxisomes
comes from the maternal line mitochondrial dna
have cell walls, chloroplasts, large vacuole, plasmodesmata plant cell
has lysosomes, centrioles, some have flagella animal cell
provides support; regulates cellular activites extracellular matrix
picture taken by a microscope micrograph
measure of clarity resolution
increase in apparent size of an object magnification
bends light through lenses to magnify the image of specimen as it is projected into your eye; object appears upside down; magnify up to 1000 times clearly light microscope
fouses a beam of electrons through or onto the surface of a specimen; 100,000x electron microscope
uses thin film of gold over specimen; big in size; views surfaces of cells scanning electron microscope
views internal cell structure; uses electomagnets to bend the paths of the electrons transmission electron microscope
a microscope that amplifies differences in destiny so that structures in the living cells appear almost three-dimensional differential interference light

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Cell Organelle Crossword

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A specialized subunit within a cell that has a specific function, and is usually separately enclosed within its own membrane. Little organs within the cell. Organelle
Shaped like a bean, this cell organelle helps take food and manufacture energy from it. It is known as the powerhouse of the cell. The energy it makes is ATP. Mitochondria
An elongated or disc-shaped organelle containing chlorophyll. This is the site of photosynthesis. Chloroplast
The cell's "skeleton" of microtubules which gives it shape, strength, and the capacity for directed movement Cytoskeleton
The control center of the cell, it contains the hereditary information and carries the instructions for making proteins. Nucleus
The organelles where proteins are made from the translation of RNA strands. Ribosome
Jelly-like substance that makes up the matrix of the cell body. Cytoplasm
a double-layered membrane that surrounds the cell. Also called the plasma membrane, it regulates what enters and leaves the cell. Cell Membrane
known as the garbage men, contains digestive enzymes to breakdown worn out cell parts or destroy foreign invaders Lysosome
modifying, sorting and packaging of proteins for secretion. Golgi Body
membrane system of folded sacs and interconnected channels that serves as a site for protein and lipid synthesis Endoplasmic Reticulum
found in fungi, plants, and bacteria. It surrounds the cell membrane and aids in support and structure of the cell. Cell Wall
They can be used to contain cellular waste, isolate materials that may be harmful to the cell, or hold water for plants. They are very versatile in their function Vacuoles

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