• The nucleus is a membrane-enclosed organelle found in most eukaryotic cells.
  • The nucleus is the largest organelle in the cell and contains most of the cell's genetic information.
  • DNA in the nucleus is organized in long linear strands that are attached to different proteins.
  • These proteins help the DNA coil up for better storage.
  • These long strands of coiled-up DNA and proteins are called chromosomes.
  • Each chromosome contains many genes.
  • The function of the nucleus of many cells also contains a non-membrane bound organelle called a nucleolus.
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