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*[[Golgi apparatus|Golgi Body]] - post-transcriptional modification, separation and assortment of newly synthesised proteins  
 
*[[Golgi apparatus|Golgi Body]] - post-transcriptional modification, separation and assortment of newly synthesised proteins  
 
*[[Peroxisomes|Peroxisomes]] - contain [[Enzymes|enzymes]] for oxidation of toxins  
 
*[[Peroxisomes|Peroxisomes]] - contain [[Enzymes|enzymes]] for oxidation of toxins  
*Mitochondria - powerhouse of the cell that plays a key role in aerobic cell respiration<ref>Becker's World of the Cell
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*Mitochondria - powerhouse of the cell that plays a key role in aerobic cell respiration<ref>Becker's World of the CellfckLRHardin, J. et al. (2012) Becker's World of the Cell. 8th ed. San Francisco: Pearson, p.253.</ref>
Hardin, J. et al. (2012) Becker's World of the Cell. 8th ed. San Francisco: Pearson, p.253.</ref>
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*Cytoskeleton - Important role in cell movement and cell division&nbsp;<ref>Becker's World of the Cell
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Hardin, J. et al. (2012) Becker's World of the Cell. 8th ed. San Francisco: Pearson, p.422.</ref>
  
 
=== References  ===
 
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Revision as of 11:47, 30 November 2012

Organelles are separate compartments in eukaryotic cells that contain different enzymes and molecules and have specific roles in maintaining cell structure and function [1]. Each organelle has its own membrane in the form of a lipid bilayer, this allows compartmentalisation and segragation of different chemical activites. Different organelles can be seperated by centrifugation due to thier varying densities.

Eukaryotic Organelles and their Functions:

References

  1. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 5th Edition. p695. Garland Science, New York
  2. Becker's World of the CellfckLRHardin, J. et al. (2012) Becker's World of the Cell. 8th ed. San Francisco: Pearson, p.253.
  3. Becker's World of the Cell Hardin, J. et al. (2012) Becker's World of the Cell. 8th ed. San Francisco: Pearson, p.422.

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