Unformatted text preview: Functions include storage, breakdown of waste products, hydrolysis of macromolecules; enlargement of vacuole is a major mechanism of plant growth e. Endoplasmic reticulum-i. Network of membranous sacs and tubes; active in membrane synthesis and other synthetic and metabolic processes f. Golgi apparatus-i. Organelle active in synthesis, modification, sorting and secretion of cell products. -6-3 3. What role did the ribosomes play in carrying out the genetic instructions? a. Ribosomes translate the genetic message that was carried by the DNA. 4. Describe the composition of chromatin and of nucleoli and the function(s) of each. a. Chromatin- a complex of proteins and DNA that make up chromosomes i. It appears as a diffused mass. b. Nucleoli- a mass of densely strained granules and fibers adjoining part of the chromatin....
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- Spring '09
- Biology, white blood cell, Scanning electron microscope, e. Endoplasmic reticulumi, i. Light microscope