Cell organelles

The human body does thousands of things at once, from sending electrical impulses, pumping blood, digesting food, producing protein, and many more. All these activities you can do thanks to the cells, those tiny units of life that are like factories, full of machinery designed to carry out the business of life. Cells are all living things, and they can have different shapes and sizes. Despite this wide range in size, shape and function, all these small factories have the same basic machinery. The term cell organelle is used in the branch of cell biology and is used to refer directly to the subunits or components of the cell that are located in the cytoplasm and that perform a certain function. They are also called organelles, organoids or cell elements.

Cellular organelles

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What are cell organelles?

Cell organelles are the components of cells whose function is to provide life, proper functioning and the correct metabolic process to each cell of the organism. They are also called cellular elements and are found inside the cytoplasm.

Characteristics of cell organelles

Some important characteristics of cell organelles are the following:

Structure of cell organelles

The structure of the organelles is divided into:


Some general functions of the organelles are:

Types of cell organelles

Examples of cell organelles

Written by Gabriela Briceño V.

How to cite this article?

Briceño V., Gabriela. (2019). Cell organelles. Recovered on 23 February, 2024, de Euston96:

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