12 Examples of Organelles
Examples of Organelles
Here are some common examples of organelles found in a eukaryotic cell and prokaryotic cell:
4. Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER)
The endoplasmic reticulum is a network of membranes that comes in two forms: rough ER (with ribosomes) and smooth ER (without ribosomes). It plays a role in protein synthesis, lipid metabolism, and detoxification.
5. Golgi Apparatus
Vacuoles are membrane-bound sacs that store water, ions, nutrients, and waste products in plant cells. They can also provide structural support.
The cytoskeleton is not a single organelle but a network of protein filaments and tubules that provide structural support, enable cell movement, and facilitate intracellular transport. It includes microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments.
11. Cell Membrane
The cell membrane, also known as the plasma membrane, is a lipid bilayer that surrounds the cell and regulates the passage of molecules in and out of the cell.
The nucleolus is found within the nucleus and is involved in the production of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and the assembly of ribosomes.