Anatomy & Physiology Question #9
The nurse is reviewing the structure of a cell. In which of these organelles is chromatin found?
- Rough endoplasmic reticulum
- Smooth ER or endoplasmic reticulum
- Lysosomes in the ER
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.