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Nucleus
Next Generation: MS.LS1.2 MS.LS1.2

Nucleus

Author: Nathan Lampson
Description:

This lesson will describe the structure and function of the nucleus of a cell.

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Source: Images created by Nathan Lampson via Adobe Illustrator; Public Domain

Terms to Know
Chromatin

​A form of uncondensed DNA found within the nucleus of the cell.

Chromosomes

A condensed form of DNA that occurs when the cell is dividing.

DNA

​DNA stores an organism’s genetic information.

Nuclear Envelope

A double membrane that surrounds the nucleus.

Nucleolus

A structure found within the nucleus that produces subunits of ribosomes.

Nucleus

​A cell organelle found in eukaryotic cells that houses the DNA and controls activity within the cell.