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Glossary of IB Biology 3--Cell structures and functions

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ribosome
makes proteins
mitochondria
convert chemical energy into ATP
Golgi complex
stores, modifies, and packages proteins; makes sure they go to the right destination
rough endoplasmic reticulum
primary sight of protein synthesis
chloroplast
sites for photosynthesis
cilia and flagella (some eukaryotic cells)
move the cell itself or move substances around the cell
cell wall
supports the cell and limits its volume
lysosome
compartment for cellular digestion
vacuole
stores water and waste
nucleus
stores DNA

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