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Cell Structure Scavenger Hunt

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Explore the interactive microscope to find the answers to the following questions.

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  1. This material within the nucleus contains hereditary or genetic information called genes:
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  2. These are a stack of flattened membrane-bound sacs involved in the storage, modification, and secretion of proteins and lipids:
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  3. This organelle is the site of aerobic respiration and ATP production:
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  4. These organelles are the sites of protein synthesis:
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  5. These extend from the envelope of some viruses and help the virus attach to a living organism:
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  6. This membrane-bound, fluid-filled space in plant and animal cells stores food, water, and waste material:
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  7. This cellulose layer surrounds the plasma membrane of plant cells:
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  8. This is a complex system of membrane-bound channels extending throughout the cytoplasm of cells:
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  9. This layer encloses the genetic material of a virus:
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  10. This is a whip-like tail that helps some bacteria to move:
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  11. This membrane surrounds the cytoplasm:
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  12. This layer surrounds the protein coat of some viruses:
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