What is the function of cytoplasm and DNA?please help

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What is the function of cytoplasm and DNA?please help

Post by fany4816 » Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:48 am

Well,i have 2 do a project 4 my bio class and i need 2 know the functions 4 cytoplasm and DNA. Can any1 please help?

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Post by biohazard » Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:30 am

Any biology textbook can give you the answer. If you do not have access to one, try e.g. Wikipedia - even a handless blind child can find information about those. I don't think anyone here will write an essay about those just for you to copy & paste...

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Post by IAreAsian » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:29 am

Heres a simple definition.
The cytoplasm is what is inside the cell, this includes the cytosol and all organelles within a cell. DNA makes up chromosomes which determine characteristics of a cell.

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Nov 13, 2008 3:33 am

Careful there. Half of the mass of chromosomes is actually protein.
The term cytoplasm in its most strict sense means everything outside of the nucleus. However, even some book lately have come to use the term cytoplasm as a synonym for cytosol, mainly because no one finds any use for the nucleus - everything else dichotomy anymore.
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