Anatomy & Physiology Question #9


The nurse is reviewing the structure of a cell. In which of these organelles is chromatin found?


  1. Nucleus
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  2. Rough endoplasmic reticulum
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  3. Smooth ER or endoplasmic reticulum
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  4. Lysosomes in the ER
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The correct answer is A. The nucleus is an organelle, an intracellular membrane-enclosed compartment with a specific function. The nucleus also contains chromatin. Chromatin is a complex of DNA and proteins. The endoplasmic reticulum is not designed to hold or function in the DNA synthesis process and would be incorrect.

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