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1 Chapter 4 CELLS Accelerated Biology Mrs. SchallesNotes from Holt Biology & other references as listed.Picture:
2 Each cell is an amazing world unto itself: it can take in nutrients, convert these nutrients into energy, carry out specialized functions, and reproduce as necessary. Even more amazing is that each cell stores its own set of instructions for carrying out each of these activities.
3 Unicellular vs. multicellular Some organisms, such as bacteria & some protists, are unicellular, consisting of a single cell.Other organisms, such as fungi, plants & animals are multicellular, or have many cells—humans have an estimated 100,000,000,000,000 cells!one celled body,Bacilli bacteriaThis is a picture of a newly-hatched C. elegans larva (a worm with 556 cells, the adult worms have about 1,000 cells in their bodies.
4 What is a cell?The smallest unit that can perform all of life’s processesAll living things are made of cellsIt is often called “the building block of life”
5 2 general categories of cells: prokaryotes and eukaryotes Prokaryotic cells: lack a nuclear membrane, they have no true nucleus. Examples: Bacteria & ArchaeaEukaryotic cells: Have a true membrane bound nucleus & membrane bound organelles. They are larger cells- about 10 times or more larger than a prokaryotic cell, Examples: fungi, animals, plants as well as some unicellular organisms.
6 What is an Organelle? They are small structures within cells that performdedicated functions ineukaryotic cells.As the name implies, you can think of organelles as small organs.
8 Notice that there are no organelles in the prokaryotic cell!
9 Summary – Differences- Prokaryotic & Eukaryotic Cells Prokaryotic CellsEukaryotic cellssmall cells (< 5 mm)larger cells (> 10 mm)always unicellularoften multicellularno nucleus or any membrane-bound organellesalways have nucleus and other membrane-bound organellesDNA is circular, without proteinsDNA is linear and associated with proteins to form chromatinribosomes are small (70S)ribosomes are large (80S)no cytoskeletonalways has a cytoskeletoncell division is by binary fissioncell division is by mitosis or meiosisreproduction is always asexualreproduction is asexual or sexual
10 History of cells: 1st person to see & name cells: In 1665, Englishman, Robert Hooke, first saw & named "cells" while he was using a new instrument called a "microscope."He cut thin slices from cork, looked under a microscope, saw tiny box-like shapes.These tiny boxes reminded him of the small rooms that monks lived in called "cells".
12 Anton Van LeeuwenhoekThe cork cells Hooke saw were actually the remains of dead plant cells.Leeuwenhoek ( ) (Dutch) was actually the first man to observe live cells.Using microscopes he made,was the first to observe sperm,bacteria, & RBCs. Observationslaid the foundations forbacteriology and microbiology.
13 Together made “Cell Theory” Other Scientists1838 Matthias Schleiden –concluded that all plants were composed of cells.1839 Theodor Schwann concluded all animals were made of cells.1855 Rudolf Virchow reasoned that cells come from only other cellsTogether made “Cell Theory”
14 Cell Theory (be able to state these 3 parts!) All living things are made of cells.May be unicellular or multicellular.Cells are the smallest basic unit of structure and function in an organism A cell is the smallest unit of matter that can carry on all the processes of life.Cells come only from other cells.
15 Cell Diversity Cells are not all alike. Differences in: Size Shape FunctionInternal organization
16 Cells – a variety of Shapes. The shape of a cell is a result of its particular functionscience.howstuffworks.com
17 How does each cell’s shape Cell ShapesHow does each cell’s shapereflect its function?
18 Specialized cells Cytology – is the study of cells The people working in this photo are cytologistserasmusmc.nl
19 There are 200 kinds of specialized cell types in the human body! A specialized cell is a cell that performs a specific function in multicellular organisms.Groups of specialized cells work together to form a tissue, like a muscle, and then different tissues work together to form larger units, like an organ.Examples: muscle cells, red blood cells, auditory hair cells, epithelial skin cells, lymphocytes, neurons, & photoreceptor cells.
20 How do so many types of cells arise? Stem cells -in the human body have a unique ability to renew themselves and give rise to the more specialized cell types that do the work of the body.Stem cells remain unspecialized until a signal from the body tells them to develop into specific cells of the body like a heart, nerve, or skin cell.
21 3 Types of Blood Cells RBCs- red blood cells(erythrocytes) WBCs- white blood cells (leukocytes)Platelets- (thrombocytes)armc1.adam.com
22 What's in Blood? Blood is a type of connective tissue, with 2 parts. 1. Cells (RBC, WBC, platelets) - 45%2. Plasma (water, proteins,carbohydrates, vitamins, hormones,electrolytes, cellular waste) - 55%Hematocrit - a test that a Dr. may order to see if you have enough blood cells. The blood is “spun down” in a centrifuge.drstandley.com
23 Red blood cells (erythrocytes) Main function: transports O2 through body, picks up CO2Hemoglobin = molecule which combines with O2 to transport itAnemia = too few RBCs!
24 WHITE BLOOD CELLS (Leukocytes) General function - defend the body against disease-causing agents (microorganisms)PLATELETS (thrombocytes)help initiate formation of blood clots, close breaks in damaged blood vessels
25 There are three types of muscle cells: Skeletal muscle or "voluntary muscle" is anchored by tendons to boneSmooth muscle or "involuntary muscle" is found within the walls of organs & is not under conscious control.Cardiac muscle is also an "involuntary muscle" found only in the heart
26 NeuronsThe tissue of your brain & nervous system is composed of neuronsNeurons are specialized cells which are electrically excitable, and can use that electric excitability to received and transmit information.
27 The largest cells~ eggs -A few types of cells are large enough to be seen by the unaided eye. -Human Female Egg is the largest cell in the human body, -can be seen without the aid of a microscope. ~“dot” made by sharp pencil)-Eggs of Birds & Frogs are large cells-Largest of known cells is the ostrich egg.
28 Other interesting cell sizes Outer layer of the placentais one undivided sheet of cytoplasm with thousands of cell nuclei-- the entire membranes enclosing the baby.A muscle fiberis actually one very long and wide cell with many nuclei--perhaps 1/10 of a mm wide and several centimeters long.
29 More about cell sizes Plant cells Bacteria Smallest known cells do not show such great variability in sizeare all less than 1/50 of a mm in diameter.Bacteriaare the smallest cellsSmallest known cellsA bacteria called mycoplasm.VirusesAre very very small but are not cells & not considered to be alive
30 Cell Size is limited-by a cell’s surface area–to-volume ratio.
31 Why Cell Size is Limited a. Surface area to volume ratioOxygen, Nutrients, etc. must enter cells. If a cell grows too large- these things cannot enter cell quickly enough for cell needs.Also-The Nucleus can only control a limited amount of cytoplasm.
33 Flat, Long cellsA way to get around limitations of surface area is to make the cell long and thin or skinny and flat.Examples:Shape of skin cells- flat- suited to covering the body.Used by many protists & certain cells in your body such as nerve cells and muscle cells, both of which are long and skinny.
34 MORE EXAMPLES of cell shapes White blood cells (WBC’s) can CHANGE shape- to engulf invading bacteria**Phagocytosis- to engulf and digest microorganisms and cellular debris)
35 B. The three basic parts of a cell plasma membranecytoplasmnucleus
36 Plasma Membrane (or cell membrane) Cell’s outer boundary, covers a cell’s surface and acts as a barrier between the inside and the outside of a cell.CytoplasmThe region of the cell that is within the plasma membrane and that includes the fluid, the cytoskeleton, and all of the organelles except the nucleus.Nucleusa membrane-bound organelle that contains a cell’s DNA.
37 Cellular Organization Remember- organization levels:Atom-molecule-organelle-cell-In multicellular eukaryotes, cells further organize into:- tissues - organs - organ systems - organisms.
38 STRUCTURES THAT CARRY OUT SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS IN A EUKARYOTIC CELL. What is an Organelle?STRUCTURES THAT CARRY OUT SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS IN A EUKARYOTIC CELL.
40 1. The Plasma Membrane Fluid Mosaic Model phospholipid molecules (double or “bi-layer”)imbedded proteinsFunctions as a barrierkeeping foreign entities out the cell and its contents (like cytoplasm) firmly inside the cell.selectively permeable -allows only selected materials to pass in and out of a cell.
41 Cell membrane -a Bilayer of Phospholipids with Proteins in it.
42 Phospholipids in a cell membrane note: the Hydrophilic phosphate “head” the Hydrophobic lipid “tail”
43 Proteins in membranes; help to MOVE Materials IN/OUT of the Cell. Membranes are FLUID- consistency of oil.“Fluid Mosaic Model”
44 2. NUCLEUS The first “discovered” organelle Large Organelle near the Center of the cellContains DNANucleolus- places of ribosome synthesisNuclear Pores- small holesthrough nuclear membraneto allow things like RNA toenter & leave nucleus
45 The nucleus directs the cell’s activities and stores DNA. Nucleolus - The is the place where DNA is concentratedwhen it is in the process of making ribosomal RNA.Nuclear EnvelopeThe nucleus is surrounded by a double membrane
46 3. Mitochondria “POWER HOUSE” of the cell -Main function is the conversionof the potential energy of food molecules into ATP. (Adenosine Triphosphate)-Mitochondria structure:an outer membrane & inner membraneMatrix fluid in between the membranes.the inner membrane is elaborately folded with cristae projecting into the matrix.has its own DNA!
47 4. RIBOSOMES 5. ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM (ER) -Ribosomes are the site of PROTEIN SYNTHESIS5. ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM (ER)-system of membranoustubules and sacs that connectthe Nuclear Envelope to the CellIts like anIntracellular Highway,a path along which moleculesmove from one part of the cellto another. Poisons, waste,& toxic chemicals are made harmless.-SMOOTH ER (no ribosomes)–steroid synthesis-ROUGH ER (has ribosomes)- protein synthesis
48 6. Golgi Apparatus- processing/packaging of secretions 7.Centrioles help the cell when it comes time to divide, both in mitosis and meiosis. They cannot be seen when the cell is not dividing. They are made of Microtubules.8. Peroxisomes hold detoxification enzymes & are classified by their contents. (enzymes that require oxygen or oxidative enzymes). (Lysosomes have enzymes that work in oxygen-poor areas and lower pH.)
49 9. Lysosomes A lysosome is vesicle that holds a variety of enzymes. They act like the “digestive” organs in a cell. They can digest food, old organelles or even other cells!The enzyme proteins are made in the rough ER, then packaged in a vesicle and sent to the Golgi apparatus. The Golgi then pinches off a small, very specific vesicle. That vesicle is a lysosome. From there the lysosomes float in the cytoplasm until they are needed to break down something!
50 10. Cytoskeleton Cilia & Flagella – assist in movement Centrioles maintains shape of the cellmade of protein fibers that help cells moveincludes microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments.Cilia & Flagella – assist in movementCentriolesconsist of two short cylinders of microtubules at right angles to each other and are involved in cell division.
51 The Cytoskeleton allows organelles to move around within the cell. By movingitself the cytoskeletoncan move entire cellsin multicellular organisms.The picture shows microtubules.Microtubules are part of the cytoskeleton, made up of protein filament, that help define cell structure and movement
52 3 Differences between animal and plant cells Plants cells have most of the same organelles but will also have:1. Cell Walls- made of cellulose2. Vacuoles- fluid filled organelles for storage3. Plastids (example: Chloroplasts)Have 2 membranes (like mitochondria)Have own DNASome plastids function is storageChloroplasts- absorb light for photosynthesis
53 In Plant cells ( but not animal cells) Cell wallsCentral vacuolechloroplasts
54 More about PLASTIDS Are in only in plants Organelles that-MAKE OR STORE FOOD.CHLOROPLASTconverts SUNLIGHT, CARBON DIOXIDE, AND WATER INTO SUGARS. This process is called PHOTOSYNTHESIS.*Inside chloroplasts-THYLAKOIDS Membranes–where Photosynthesis occurs.
55 Chloroplasts are similar to mitochondria but are found only in plants. Both have a double membrane with an intermembrane space.both have their own DNA.both have many membrane foldings inside, filling their inner spaces.
56 Chloroplasts & Mitochondria Chloroplasts change solar energy into usable energy (ATP) through photosynthesis.The energy from there then goes to the mitochondria to generate more usable energy using the process of cell respiration.Mitochondria are present in BOTH plants & Animals!transtutors.com