The nucleus of the cell contains most of the cell's DNA. Which other structure in the cell contains DNA?
MitochondriaYes! Your mitochondria have their own DNA. Unlike the DNA in the cell's nucleus, which is a mix of genes from your father and mother, all of your mitochondrial DNA comes from your mother.
Endoplasmic ReticulumNo. The endoplasmic reticulum is involved in the folding and movement of proteins in the cell.
ChloroplastNo. Chloroplasts contain chlorophyll, which is used in photosynthesis.
RibosomeNo. Ribosomes are parts of the cell that assemble proteins.
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SC.6.L.14.4 Compare and contrast the structure and function of major organelles of plant and animal cells, including cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles.
SC.7.L.16.1 Understand and explain that every organism requires a set of instructions that specifies its traits, that this hereditary information (DNA) contains genes located in the chromosomes of each cell, and that heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to another.
3-LS3-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.