Organelles and Cell Division

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Which organelle is responsible for the movement of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) strands during cell division?

Centrioles

What is the function of cilia in human cells?

Move particles out of the airway

Which cells are incapable of dividing due to the absence of centrioles?

All of the above

Where do microtubules of the cytoskeleton usually originate from?

Centrosome

What is the function of ribosomes in a cell?

Forming proteins

Which organelle deals primarily with proteins synthesized on ribosomes?

Golgi apparatus

What distinguishes smooth endoplasmic reticulum from rough endoplasmic reticulum?

Synthesis of phospholipids and cholesterol

Which organelle is specialized in renewing or modifying the cell membrane?

Golgi apparatus

What is the main function of microfilaments in a cell?

Facilitating cell movement and contraction

Where are lysosomes produced in the cell?

Close to the Golgi apparatus

Learn about the specific functions of organelles within the cytoplasm and how they contribute to cell structure, growth, maintenance, and metabolism. Focus on the role of centrioles in cell division and the formation of the spindle-shaped structure necessary for DNA movement.

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