Which of the organelles in a cell contain nucleic acid?

1 Answer
Jul 7, 2018



1. Nucleus:

  • This contains the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). You might even find RNA (ribonucleic acid) in the form of mRNA (messenger RNA), tRNA (transfer RNA) or rRNA (ribosomal RNA).

2. Ribosome:

  • Ribosomes are made of rRNA. You might also find mRNA or tRNA if translation is taking place.

3. Mitrochondria:

  • This contains circular naked DNA. That's why it's capable of self-division.

4. Chloroplasts:

  • Same as mitrochondria.

P.S . Cytoplasm will also have tRNA and possibly mRNA, but it's not an organelle.