This simple cartoon shows general similarities and differences between eukaryote and prokaryote cells.
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Organelles of Eukaryotic Cells
The picture at the left is a diagram of what eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells look like under a microscope.
The eukaryotic cell has many different parts called organelles. Each organelle has a different job within the cell.
||What it does
||The “brains” of the cell, the nucleus directs cell activities
and contains genes.
||Make energy out of food
||Used for storage of water or food. (Are you are thirsty? Perhaps your
vacuoles need some water!)
|Plant cells also have:
||Use sunlight to create food by photosynthesis
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