An important organelle in the division of animal cells is the centrosome. The centrosome is the microtubule generating and organizing center of the cell. Microtubules form the support structure, or cytoskeleton, of all c... More »

Organelles of a skeletal muscle cell contain the same organelles as other animal cells, with the addition of myofibrils. Muscle fibers within the skeletal cell are known as myofibers. These organelles allow skeletal musc... More »

The organelle commonly referred to as the powerhouse of the cell is the mitochondria. This structure is the site for the production of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, a high-energy molecule that drives various cellular p... More » Science Biology Cells

The division of animal cells, or mitosis, involves division of the nucleus and cytokinesis, or division of the cytoplasm. Identical copies of all 23 chromosomes are present in both the original and two daughter cells tha... More »

A centriole is a small cylindrical organelle in animal cells that employs materials to form centrosomes and cilia, the projections of the cells that are responsible for the body’s movement and sensory functions. During c... More »

An organelle is a unique part of a cell that has a specific function. The term is a combination of the word "organum," which means instrument or engine, and the suffix "-elle," which means small. More »

The organelle that manages cell functions in a eukaryotic cell is the nucleus. Most eukaryotic cells have a single nucleus; however, some organisms may have several nuclei per cell. More »