Eukaryotic Cell Structure

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  1. a fluid phospholipid bilayer embedded with proteins and glycoproteins. It contains glycolipids as well as complex lipids called sterols

    semipermeable membrane that determines what goes in and out of the cell
    the cytoplasmic mebrane
  2. Algae, fungi, and plant cells have this; animal cells and protozoans lack this

    helps the cell resist osmotic lysis
    the cell wall
  3. ompartmentalizes the cell for various different but interrelated cellular functions. It consists of the nucleus, the endoplasmic reticulum, and the Golgi complex
    the endomembrane system
  4. separated from the cytoplasm by a nuclear envelope

    where assembly of ribosomal subunits occurs

    where DNA is located
    the nucleus
  5. a maze of parallel membranous tubules and flattened sacs surrounding the nucleus that connects with the nuclear membrane and runs throughout the cytoplasm
    the endoplasmic reticulum
  6. involved in protein synthesis, production of new membrane, modification of newly formed proteins, and transport of these proteins and membrane to other locations within the cell.
    rough ER
  7. contains enzymes for lipid biosynthesis, especially the synthesis of phospholipids and steroids

    also forms transition vesicles to transfer molecules produced in the rough ER to the Golgi complex
    smooth ER
  8. consists of 3-20 flattened and stacked saclike structures called cisternae. A complex network of tubules and vesicles is located at the edges of the cisternae


    functions to sort proteins and lipids received from the ER, modify certain proteins and glycoproteins, and sort and package these molecules into vesicles for transport to other parts of the cell or secretion from the cell.
    the golgi complex
  9. rod-shaped structures ranging from 2 to 8 micrometers in length surrounded by two membranes

    located throughout the cytoplasm

    function during aerobic respiration to produce ATP through oxidative phosphorylation

    have their own DNA and ribosomes
    mitochondria
  10. disk-shaped structures ranging from 5 to 10 micrometers in length

    surrounded by an inner and an outer membrane


    carry out photosynthesis, the process of converting light energy to chemical energy stored in the bonds of sugar

    have their own DNA and ribosomes
    chloroplasts
  11. synthesized by the endoplasmic reticulum and the the Golgi complex

    membrane-enclosed spheres typically about 500 nanometers in diameter that contain powerful digestive enzymes that function to digest materials that enter by endocytosis
    lysosomes
  12. membrane-bound organelles containing an assortment of enzymes that catalyze a variety of metabolic reactions
    peroxisomes
  13. cylindrical complexes that use ATP to digest proteins into peptides and play a critical role in enabling the body to kill infected cells and cancer cells during adaptive immunity
    proteasomes
  14. large membranous sacs, one is smaller in size

    often used to store materials used for energy production such as starch, fat, or glycogen

    also transport materials within the cell and form around particles that enter by endocytosis.
    vacuoles and vesicles
  15. composed of rRNA and protein and consist of 2 subunits


    both attached to the endoplasmic reticulum and free in the cytoplasm

    serve as a workbench for protein synthesis
    ribosomes
  16. a network of microfilaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules

    functions include - giving shape to cells lacking a cell wall, allowing for cell movement, enabling movement of organelles within the cell, endocytosis, and cell division
    cytoskeleton
  17. two organelles that function in locomotion


    consist of 9 fused pairs of protein microtubules with side arms of the motor molecule dynein that originate from a centriole. These form a ring around an inner central pair of microtubules that arise from a plate near the cell surface. This complex of microtubules is surrounded by a sheath continuous with the cytoplasmic membrane
    flagella + cilia
  18. theory states that mitochondria and chlopoplasts in today's eukaryotic cells were once prokaryotic microbes
    endosymbiotic theory
  19. 4 pieces of evidence for endosymbiotic theory
    1. Chloroplasts are the same size as prokaryotic cells, divide by binary fission, and, like bacteria, have Fts proteins at their division plane. The mitochondria are the same size as prokaryotic cells, divide by binary fission, and the mitochondria of some protists have Fts homologs at their division plane.

    2. Mitochondria and chloroplasts have their own DNA that is circular, not linear.

    3. Mitochondria and chloroplasts have their own ribosomes that have 30S and 50S subunits, not 40S and 60S.

    4. Several more primitive eukaryotic microbes, such as Giardia and Trichomonas have a nuclear membrane but no mitochondria.

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Eukaryotic Cell Structure
Updated:
2017-06-21 15:58:21
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