List three cell parts that are probably present in the cell, but too small to be seen with your light microscope. What are the functions of these cell parts

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Usually, only the cell's nucleus is visible through a light microscope.  In plant cells, the cell wall and vacuole may also be visible.  However, there are many cell parts (also called organelles) that are too small to be seen through a light microscope.  Three examples of these organelles are...

ribosomes - synthesize protein for the cell

endoplasmic reticulum - transport protein throughout the cell

mitochondria - produce energy for the cell

These cell parts can be viewed using a more powerful type of microscope called an electron microscope .

 

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