Cell nucleus

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

The cell nucleus is the membrane-bound region in the center of a cell that contains the cell's genetic material. This genetic material is in the form of chromatin, a complex of DNA and various "spool" proteins. An apparent structure inside the nucleus is a darker region called the nucleolus, which is the site where ribosomes are assembled.