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Chapter 3 Cells Book Notes

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Chapter 3 Cells Book Notes BIOL 1050

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Introduction to Biology
Anne Bunnel
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Date Created: 09/30/16
Biology Book Notes Chapter 3 Cells  The cell is the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all functions of life.  Unicellular is one cell and Multicellular is made up of many cells (plants, animals) o Also the most basic unit of an organism. Microbes are the simplest, but most successful organisms on earth. Microbes is living bacteria antibiotics kills bacteria. However, not all bacteria are harmful.  Gutflora help with digestion. st o Normal Flora (bacteria)- its benign bacteria that’s the 1 line of defense against infection by harmful bacteria. o Probiotic therapy- is the method of treating infections made by bacteria. o Viruses are non-living!  All plants and animals are made from cells. Question: Where do cells come from? Cells come from other cells  Cell theory- all living organisms are made up of one or more cells and (2) all cells arise from other, preexisting living cells. (2) Cells  A eukaryotic cell- has a central control structure called a nucleus, which contains the cell’s DNA.  A prokaryotic cell- does not have a nucleus; its DNA simply resides in the cytoplasm. o 1 cells on earth, Archea!  Structure of Prokaryotic Cells o Plasma Membrane/Cell membrane- Encloses cell contents: DNA, Ribosomes, and Cytoplasm o Cytoplasm- jelly like fluid called, cystol o Ribosomes- where proteins are made. o DNA- has one or more circular loops or linear strands, in cytoplasm o Additional Functions are:  Cell wall- protects and gives shape to the cell  Flagellum- a long, thin, whip-like projection of the plasma membrane that rotates like a propeller and moves the cell through the medium in which it lives.  Pili- much thinner, hair-like projections that help prokaryotes attach to surfaces and can serve as “tubes” through which they exchange DNA. o Somethings cant live without oxygen such as Archaea which are found in anaerobic (without oxygen) environment. On earth they are found in places such as rocks, top of mountains, bttm of the oceans, swamp and some bodies of water.  Venus, past Mars, Jupiter, and the moon lo. o Don’t have organelles, some examples of bacteria are domain bacteria, eukarya, archael (halo bacteria)  Structure of a Eukaryotic Cells o Every organism we can see are Eukaryotic organism. o DNA contained in nucleus o Larger than Prokaryotic cells o Cytoplasm’s, contains organelles- are enclosed separately by their own lipid membranes. o Photosynthesis- (the process by which plant cells capture light energy from the sun and transform it into the chemical energy stored in food molecules) Passive Transport (no energy required) Question: Is it better to drink salt water or no water at all if you are stranded on the ocean? You will survive longer if you don’t drink any water at all this is due to osmosis. Question (2) Is it possible to drink too much water? Yes, you will die due to water intoxication.  Is diffusion of molecules across a membrane.  2 types: o (1) Simple Diffusion- molecules pass directly thru plasma membrane w/o assistance of another molecule. o Facilitated diffusion- molecules move across membrane with the assistance of a channel or carrier molecule. o (2) Osmosis- passive diffusion of water across a membrane. Direction of Osmosis depends on total concentration of all molecules dissolved in water.  Tonicity- relative concentration of solutes outside the cells to inside the cells  Isotonic solution- solute concentrations are balanced. Water movement is balanced (no gradient) ex)contact lenses  Hypotonic solution- solute concentrations are lower than extracellular fluids. Water diffuses into cells (low to high) moving against  Hypertonic solution- solute concentrations are higher than extracellular fluids. Water diffuses out of cells. (high to low) moving down o Difference in concentration = concentration of gradient Primary Active Transport (energy required)  Occurs when energy of in or out of cells require energy input. Increases ability to digest food in your stomach. Secondary Active Transport-  Transport proteins against concentration gradient while letting another flow down concentration gradient. Other Organelles-  Mitochondria- acts as a energy converter, and harvest all energy to be used for cellular functions o If they are non-functioning, we can have trouble producing enough energy for our cells.  Chloroplast- is the plants cells power plant. o Site of photosynthesis take place  conversion of light energy into chemical energy  Endosymbiosis theory, provides the best explanation for the presence of two organelles in eukaryotes: chloroplasts in plants and algae, and mitochondria in plants and animals  According to theory, two different types of prokaryotic cells have set up partnerships w/ each other’s.  Ancestor and Prokaryote merge and form a mitochondria (plant)  Ancestor folds itself and forms a nucleus (animal)  Chloroplasts enable plants and algae to convert sunlight into a more usable form of energy. Mitochondria help plants and animals harness the energy stored in food molecules.


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