2.1.4 The ultrastructure of eukaryotic cells: membrane-bound organelles


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2.1.4 The ultrastructure of eukaryotic cells: membrane-bound organelles
  1. Eukaryotic cells
    1. All animal, plant, fungal and protoctist cells
      1. Means they have:
        1. Nucleus-> surrounded by nuclear envelope -> containing DNA wound into linear chromosomes
          1. Nucleolus inside nucleus-> contains RNA, chromosomes unwed and involved in making ribosomes
            1. Jelly like cytoplasm -> organelles are suspended
              1. Cytoskeleton= network of protein filaments within cytoplasm which move organelles around the cell, allows some cells to move and contraction of muscle cells
                1. Plasma membrane
                  1. Membrane bound organelles
                    1. Small vesicles
                      1. Ribosomes-> without membranes where protein is assembled
                    2. Organelles
                      1. Cells are the building blocks of living organisms
                        1. Within cells there are various organelles with specific functions -> allows division of labour which means every cell carries out its functions efficiently
                        2. Membrane bound organelles
                          1. Most organelles within eukaryotic cells are membrane bound= covered in a membrane
                            1. This keeps organelles separate from the rest of the cell = discrete compartment
                              1. ONLY eukaryotic cells have membrane bound organelles
                            2. Electron microscopy enabled scientist to ascertain structures of these organelles by making and examining sections to build a 3D image
                              1. Biochemistry research -> enabled scientists to find function of organelles
                            3. Nucleus
                              1. Structure:
                                1. Surrounded by a double membrane = nuclear envelope, which has pores
                                  1. Nucleolus (inside nucleus) does not have a membrane, contains RNA
                                    1. Genetic material= chromatin, consists of DNA wound around host one proteins. When cell isn't dividing chromatin spreads out, when cell is dividing chromatin condensed and coils into chromosomes. These make up nearly all the genome
                                2. Function:
                                  1. Nuclear envelope= separates contents of nucleus from the rest of the cell
                                    1. When outer and inner membranes fuse some dissolved substances and ribosomes can pass through
                                      1. Pores enable larger substances e.g. mRNA to leave and some e.g. steroid hormones to enter from cytoplasm
                                        1. Nucleolus= where ribosomes are made
                                          1. Chromosomes contain organisms genes
                                            1. In summary, the nucleus:
                                              1. Control centre of cell
                                                1. Stores organisms genome
                                                  1. Transmits genetic info
                                                    1. Provides instructions for protein synthesis
                                3. Endoplasmic reticulum
                                  1. A system of membranes, containing fluid filled cavities (cisternae) continuous with the nuclear membrane
                                    1. RER= rough endoplasmic reticulum
                                      1. Coated with ribosomes
                                        1. Function:
                                          1. RER is the intercellular transport system. Cisternae from channels for transporting substances around the cell
                                            1. Provides large SA for ribosomes= assemble amino acids into proteins. These proteins actively pass through the membrane into cistern and transported to Golgi apparatus for packing and modification
                                        2. SER= smooth endoplasmic reticulum
                                          1. Don't have ribosomes on its surface
                                            1. Function:
                                              1. SER contains enzymes that catalyse reactions for lipid metabolism. These include: synthesis of cholesterol, (phosphorus)lipids and steroid hormones
                                                1. Involved in absorption, synthesis and transport of lipids
                                        3. Golgi apparatus
                                          1. Structure:
                                            1. Stack of membrane bound flattened sacs
                                              1. Secretory vesicles bring materials to and from Golgi apparatus
                                            2. Function:
                                              1. Proteins are modified by: adding sugar to make glycoproteins, lipids to make lipoproteins and being folded into their 3D shape
                                                1. Proteins are packaged into vesicles that are pinched off and then stored in the cell or moved to plasma membrane to be incorporated or exported
                                            3. Mitochondria
                                              1. Structure:
                                                1. May be spherical, rod shaped or branched, 2-5um long
                                                  1. Surrounded by 2 membranes= fluid filled space between. Inner membrane is highly folded into cristae
                                                    1. Inner part of mitochondrion is a fluid filled matrix
                                                2. Function:
                                                  1. Site of ATP production during aerobic respiration
                                                    1. Self replicating - can make more if needed
                                                      1. Abundant in cells where much metabolic activity takes place e.g. synapses between neurones
                                                3. Chloroplasts
                                                  1. Function:
                                                    1. Site of photosynthesis
                                                      1. First stage of photsynthesis= light energy is trapped by chlorophyll, used to make ATP= occurs in granum
                                                        1. Second stage= H reduces CO2 using energy from ATP to make carbohydrates = occurs in stroma
                                                          1. Chloroplasts are abundant in leaf cells especially palisade mesophyll layer
                                                        2. Structure:
                                                          1. Large organelles, 4-10um long
                                                            1. Found only in plants (SOME protoctists)
                                                              1. Surrounded by double membrane. Inner membrane is continuous with stacks of flattened membrane sacs (thylakoids) which contain chlorophyll
                                                                1. Each stack of thylakoids is a granum
                                                                  1. Fluid filled matrix= stroma
                                                                    1. Contains loops of DNA and starch grains
                                                          2. Cilia and undulipodia
                                                            1. Structure:
                                                              1. Protrusions from the cell and surrounded by plasma membrane
                                                                1. Each contain microtubules and are formed from centrioles
                                                              2. Function:
                                                                1. Epithelial cells lining airways have many cilia which beat the mucus
                                                                  1. Cilium can act as an antenna as it contains receptors which allow cells to detect signals on immediate environment
                                                                    1. Only sperm have undulipodium which enables it to move
                                                              3. Lysosomes
                                                                1. Structure
                                                                  1. Small bags formed from the Golgi apparatus, each surrounded by a single membrane
                                                                    1. Contains powerful hydrolytic enzymes
                                                                      1. Abundant in phagocytic cells like neutrophils and macrophages which ingest pathogens
                                                                  2. Function:
                                                                    1. Keep powerful hydrolytic enzymes separate from the rest of the cell
                                                                      1. Can engulf old cell organelles and foreign matter, digest and return components for reuse
                                                                  3. Vacuole
                                                                    1. Structure:
                                                                      1. Surrounded by a membrane (tonoplast) and contains fluid
                                                                      2. Function:
                                                                        1. Only found in plant cells, Large permanent vacuole
                                                                          1. Filled with water and solute= maintains cell stability = when full it pushes against cell wall making the cell turgid
                                                                            1. If all plant cells are turgid it helps support the plant
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