Basic Cell Functions
Cells have evolved to contain many intricate structures inside of
its membrane. Many of these structures serve specific purposes. This
interconnected network of structures inside of a cell can be compared
to the system of gears inside of a simple machine. Just as the gears
have to cooperate among themselves to ensure the machine's proper
function, the internal organelles of a cell have to interact to ensure
the cell's ultimate survival.
There are several main functions that the cell has to carry out:
molecule transport, reproduction, and energy conversion. Please click
on the following to learn more about the various functions. Before you
continue, we suggest you to learn about the properties of life first.