Animal Cell Research Paper

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A cell is the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism. A cell is very complex but also very interesting. They contain many parts to keep them running.

In 1664, english scientist Robert Hooke viewed a thin slice of cork through an early microscope. Cork looked like it was constructed of many tiny rooms, he called these cells. At first scientists thought it was just filled with jelly, so they called it protoplasm. But as microscopes were improving over time, looking at cells became a lot easier.

Cells are the most basic unit of life but they are a lot more complicated. cells are made of molecules and atoms. Molecules are atoms that have bonded together. A cell is about 90% water, 5% proteins, 2.5% carbohydrates, 1.5% nucleic acids, and 1% fats, oils, and waxes called lipids.Many identical unicellular creatures work so closely together that they can be seen as one creature. For example slime molds are a province of cells that work together. Individually they are too
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DNA contains cleverly coded information that passes on every single inherited characteristic. The nucleus is basically the control center of a cell. A vaulocole is a storage center for fat and other substances. Endoplasmic reticulum are tubes that move and store materials made by the cell. The cell membrane allows materials to pass in and out of the cell at thousands of places across its surface. Cytoplasm is a jelly like fluid between cell membrane and nucleus, where most of the cell's innards or organelles are found. The mitochondrion produces energy for the cell to use by breaking down substances. The lysosome is where digestion takes place. Golgi stores newly made proteins until they can be released by the membrane. And the ribosome is a protein producing factory. Proteins produce chemical messages that are used to run a
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