's Cell Biology/Specialized Organelle Functions

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This last unit will discuss the special functions of certain cell organelles. You might think of organelles as specialized organs that perform vital tasks such as digestion, detoxification, and energy production. Detoxification plays more of a role in a liver cell, whereas digestion is more important in a stomach cell and energy production more important in a muscle cell. Thus, although all cells have the same kinds of organelles, the relative abundance of each type is different based on the type of cell you are studying.