1.Releases the energy needed for the cell’s survival. 2.In order to produce this energy, this structure breaks down glucose in a process called RESPIRATION. 3. Often called the “powerhouse of the cell”.
1.Series of passageways that extends from the nucleus through the cytoplasm. 2.Produces small vesicles which are used to transport materials, such as proteins, to the Golgi Bodies and the rest of the cell. 3. Found in two forms: Smooth and Rough
1.Considered to be the distribution and shipping department for the cell’s chemical products. 2.May modify the proteins and lipids (fats) that have been shipped from the ER and prepare them for export outside of the cell or for transport to other locations in the cell.
2. This is the site where materials are broken down or recycled in the cell. 3. These structures contain proteins called enzymes which are responsible for breaking down materials. 1. Found primarily in animal cells