Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Cell Structure & Cell Organisation

Theory of Cell
1. All organisms are made up of one or more cells ..
2. Cells are the fundamental and structural unit of life.
3. All cells come from pre-existing cells.

Non-organelle Structures of Cell
1. Plasma membrane
2. Cytoplasm
3. Cell wall (plant cell only)

Organelle Structures of a Cell
1. Nucleus
2. Endoplasmic Recticulum
3. Mitochondrion
4. Ribosom
5. Golgi apparatus
6. Vacuole
7. Chloroplast (plant cell only)

Plama Membrane
1. Separates the content of the cell from its external environment.
2. Regulates the movement of substances entering and leaving the cell.
3. Allows the exchange of nutrients, respiratory gases and wastes products between the cell and its environment

1. Maintain the shape of the cell.
2. Acts as a medium for the biochemical reactions occur within the cell
3. Storing chemical substances such as glicogen granules (in animal cells), starch granules (inplant cells) and enzymes.
4. Stores a variety of organelle.

Cell Wall
1. Support the cell and the plant.
2. Maintain the shape of the cell.
3. Prevents the cell from bursting when too much water enters the cell through osmosis.
4. Allows substances to move through it.

1. Contains the genetic material of a cell.
2. Controls the activities of the cell.
3. Produces ribosomes and ribonucleic acids (RNA).

Endoplasmic Recticulum (ER)
Rough Endoplasmic Recticulum:
* Transporting the newly synthesised protein.
* Involve in the systhesis of protein.
* Provides surface for chemical reaction

Smooth Endoplasmic Recticulum:
* Transporting lipids and glycerols.
* Synthesising lipids and other non-protein substances.

1. Produces ATP (Adenosine triphosphate.)
2. Site of energy production through cellular respiration.

Site for synthesising protein.

Golgi Apparatus
* Site for the production of enzyme and lysosome.
* Produces polysacharides, glycoproteins and secretory enzyme.
* Storing and modifying carbohydrate and glycoprotein.
* Transport and store lipid.

1. Stores food (Carbohydrate, amino acid) and water.
2. Support herbaceous plants when it is turgid.
3. Stores organic waste (in leaf cells).

Contain chlorophyll and hence a site for photosynthesis to take place.

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