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BOT 200 Chapter 3

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These notes cover cell structures.
Introduction to Botany
Dr. Meiers
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botany, cells, Membranes, nucleus
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Date Created: 09/09/16
Chapter 3  Cell structure  Organelles smaller parts nuclei, mitochondria and chloroplasts  Cells are also the physical framework where metabolism occurs  Composed of more than one cell is multicellular organism  One cell is unicellular  The division of labor allows the entire organism to become more efficient  Negative consequences- as each cell becomes more specialized it depends more on others  Having thick walls makes other cells create photosynthesis mineral absorption and reproduction  Mother cell is the first cell and after it divides it produces two daughter cells grows into protoplasm  Membranes  Membranes perform many important tasks  Regulate passage of molecules into and out of cells and organelles  Divide the cell into numerous compartments  Act as surfaces that hold enzymes  Made up of proteins and two layers of phospholipid molecules form a single layer called monolayer  Hydrophilic phospholipids  Hydrophobic fatty acids project out of the layer  If agitated they will fold over and form a bilayer  Can diffuse laterally but not vertically  Intrinsic proteins- proteins that are even partially immersed in the lipid bilayer  Extrinsic proteins/peripheral proteins are located outside the membrane and lay next to it  Domains are proteins that interact with adjacent proteins  Fluid mosaic membrane- heterogeneous liquid  Glycoproteins are oligosaccharides bound to intrinsic proteins converted  Make the membrane more distinctive and easy to recognize  Properties of Membranes  Vesicles- entire pieces of membrane are moved as small bubbles  Membrane fusion allows for transport of material  Exocytosis is a means to excrete almost anything  Endocytosis is basically the opposite process: a small invagination forms in the outer membrane then pinches shut creating a new vesicle  Selectively/differentially permeable- all biological membranes substances can cross the membrane more easily and rapidly  Facilitated diffusion- movement of charged substances is assisted by large intrinsic proteins that span the membrane and act as hydrophilic channels  Molecular pumps- actually bind to a molecule on one side of the membrane changes shape using energy and releases the molecule on the other side  Active transport is the active pump  Compartmentalization all life depends on it  Freely permeable membrane- allows everything to pass through quickly  Impermeable membrane- nothing I allowed through  Constantly changing  Basic cell types  Prokaryotic are simpler and found in bacteria  Eukaryotic are found in plants animals’ fungi and protists has a true membrane  Protoplasm- is a mass of proteins lipids nucleic acids and water  Plasma membrane- membrane that completely covers the surface of the protoplasm selectively permeable  Nucleus serves as the archive  Nuclear envelope surrounds the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell composed of and outer membrane and inner one  Nuclear envelope separates nuclear material from the rest of the cell  Small pores in this are nuclear pores involved in the transport of material between the nucleus and the rest of the protoplasm  Central Vacuole  Vacuoles have a single membrane and carry mainly water and salts  Can form fast and make the cell grow fast as well  Can also hold nutrient and waste products  Helps protect the plant by keeping the waste  Old cell and membranes are broken down here  Cytoplasm/ Mitochondria  Most of the material left floating around is cytoplasm  Mitochondria are organelles that carry out cellular respiration  Folded mitochondrial membranes are cristae  Matrix is in between the cristae  Around all of this is the outer mitochondrial membrane  Freely permeable inner mitochondrial membrane  Have their own DNA and ribosomes different from the rest of the cells  Plastids  Are a group of dynamic organelles able to perform many functions  Carries out photosynthesis carried out by chloroplasts  Are the site of synthesis of amino acids  Have an inner and outer membrane  Inner fluid is called stroma  Grow and reproduce by pulling apart  Proplastids are young rapidly dividing calls  When exposed too light proplastids develop into chloroplasts which creates chlorophyll  Thylakoids project into the stroma  Granum is the bag like vesicles that stack together  Key feature of photosynthesis is the active transport of protons into a small space to build up and electrical charge  Amylopasts are proplastids that cannot photosynthesize and store starch for months or  years in starchy seeds  If exposed too light amyloplasts can be converted to chloroplasts  Colors such as red, yellow, or orange can accumulate and are called chromoplasts  Plastoglobuli are discrete droplets in a system that does not have grana but has pigments  This is how the leaves change color in the fall the lipid pigments do not change like the chloroplasts so we can see the different colors  Leucoplasts are unpigmented plastids that have neither chlorophyll nor lipid pigments  Plant protein is called phytoferritin stored in the plastids  Ribosomes  Responsible for protein synthesis  Polysome are ribosomes bound together by mRNA  Endoplasmic Reticulum  Large molecules are moved with the ER verses diffusion like a lot of smaller molecules  Rough ER are ribosomes attached to the ER giving it the appearance of being rough  ER that lacks ribosomes is smooth ER and is involved in lipid synthesis and membrane assembly  After the ER derived vesicles reach the correct organelle the fuse with it  SER is abundant only in cells that produce large amounts of fatty acids  Dictyosomes  Modifies material secreted by a cell  Cisterna is ER vesicles accumulated on one side of the dictyosome that fused together  The forming face is where all of these fuse together  The maturing face are vesicles are being released after the contents have been processed  Golgi bodies are cup shaped structures example is root hairs in plants  Accumulating that dictyosomes also polymerize sugars into polysaccharides used in cell wall construction  Endomembrane system consists of all membranes of the cell except the inner membranes of mitochondria and plastids  Microbodies  Cells are seen to contain numerous small spherical bodies  Use stains to tell the contnts and types of reactions the bodies have  Microbodies have two classes peroxisomes and glyoxysmoes  Both isolate reactions that either produce or use the dangerous compound peroxide  Peroxisomes are involved in detoxifying certain byproducts of photosynthesis closely associated with chloroplasts  Dlyoxysomes occur only in plants are involved in converting stored fats into sugars  Cytosol  Cytosol is the volume of cytoplasm in a clear substance form  Microtubules  Are the most abundant and easily studied of the structural elements of a cell  Act as a cytoskeleton holding certain regions of the cell surface back while others expand  Can assemble into arrays like an antenna which can catch vesicles and guide them to specific sites or cover a region excluding vesicles from entering.  Are the means of motility for both organelles and whole cells  Alpha-tubulin and beta-tubulin are the types of protein in a globular tertiary structure  Tubulin are further crystallizing into a straight tubule  Microtubule can depolymerize back into its monomers  Centriole is made up of nine sets of three short microtubules the nine triplets are held together by fine protein spokes  Cilia and flagella cilia is short and occurs in groups flagella are longer and occus either singly or in sets of two or four  Basal bodies appear to be identical to centrioles by electron microscopy  Microfilaments  Are constructed by the assembly of globular proteins usually actin  Cell wall  Metabolism and proving strength occurs in the cell wall  Microfibril are parallel cellulose molecules that have crystallized  Hemicelluloses are cellulose microfibrils thaqt are bound together by polysaccharides  They deposite between the cellulose microfibrils and bind to cellulose with hydrogen bonds  Middle lamella holds the walls together and is composed of pectic substances  Primary cell wall is the outer wall  Secondary cell wall in between the primary wall and the plasma membrane  Much thick than primary wall and contains compound lignin  Fungal Cells  Do not contain plastids of any type  Walls contain chitin not cellulose  Chitin is much like cellulose but contains nitrogen and is synthesized by a different mechanism  Association of Cells  Plasmodesmata allow plant cells to communicate  Primary pit filed is where clusters of plasmodesmata are  Symplast is the protoplasm within a single plant and is all interconnected


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