How Does The Nucleus Interact With Other Organelles?


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The nucleus of a cell is an 'organelle' itself.

It interacts and communicates with other organelles through something called mRNA - a type of messenger code that tells organelles what they need to do.

The communication between the nucleus and other organelles.

The nucleus of a cell is like a brain, which does all the planning, and stores all the cell's information.

The role of a nucleus in relation to the other cell parts (the organelles) is similar to that of a conductor and his orchestra.

The nucleus controls every aspect of organelle function, and it does this by sending messages to the individual organelles in the form of mRNA (Messenger Ribo-Nucleic Acid).

This mRNA is essentially a string of 'coding'.

Organelles can decipher and read this coding, and the information allows them to know what the nucleus wants them to do.

How the nucleus interacts with organelles
The journey of the coded information is rather fascinating:

  • The DNA stored in the nucleus is what all the messages are based on.
  • The nucleus makes copies of the DNA and sends it out in the form of mRNA.
  • This information travels through the cell in nuclear pores, across something known as the endoplasmic reticulum.
To learn more about the function of the nucleus, why not have a look at this cell biology website.

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