cell organelle


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or·gan·elle

(or'găn-el),
One of the specialized parts of a protozoan or tissue cell; these subcellular units include mitochondria, the Golgi apparatus, nucleus and centrioles, granular and agranular endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles, microsomes, lysosomes, plasma membrane, and certain fibrils, as well as plastids of plant cells.
Synonym(s): cell organelle, organoid (3)
[G. organon, organ, + Fr. -elle, dim. suffix, fr. L. -ella]

cell organelle

Etymology: L, cella, storeroom; Gk, organon, instrument
any of a number of membrane-bound structures within a cell that have specific functions, such as reproduction or metabolism. Examples include mitochondria and Golgi bodies.
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Our ultrastructural studies showed that after vitrifying-warming of ovaries in DCV7 group, no noticeable changes occurred in the organelles of oocytes and follicular cells and the integrity of cell organelles was well preserved.
In order to have a further discernment into the possible mechanism leading to differential growth of different grains, developing in the same spike or spikelet, it was considered worthwhile to examine the structure of different cell organelles and to point out correlations, if any, between their ultrastructural profiles and yielding abilities.
Also our previous study showed that apoptosis caused by I/R injury may be due to action endonuclease or by acting on cell organelles, alternating signal transduction pathways or affecting the intracellular enzymes responsible for proper functioning and survival of the cell [11, 12].
The magnetic manipulatives allow the teacher to model the phospholipid bilayer, various membrane proteins, and cell organelles.
During the preparation of plant extracts by a press--slit--technique, membranes of cell walls and cell organelles of the plant material form vesicles, which are dispersed as colloids.