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I was wondering if someone can let me know which is the smallest organelle in the cell and which is the largest organelle in the cell. I was thinking maybe ribosomes are the smallest and then either the ER or mitochondria or even the nucleus is the largest organelle in the cell. Can someone rank the organelles in order of increasing size. I thought it would be useful to know.
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I believe the nucleus is the largest and the ribosomes are the smallest. I'm not sure the increasing size order of the other organelles, but I think if you know their function and how they relate to other organelles in the cell you should be fine. Try studying with images of both an animal and plant cell, it's often easier to understand the function when you see the structure. Good luck! =)
 

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Thanks for the reply. I also think that the nucleus is the largest whereas the ribosomes are the smallest.

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