A. Common Cell Traits 1. Cell: Smallest unit that is capable of performing life functions. 2. Every cell has a CELL MEMBRANE. a. In animal cells it is the outer layer. b. In plant cells it is just inside the CELL WALL. 3. Every cell has cytoplasm. a. Cytoplasm is a gelatin like material that fills the inside of the cell. b. In the cytoplasm of every cell is hereditary material that controls the life of the cell.
B. Comparing Cells 1. Cells come in many sizes. a. Nerve Cells can be up to a meter long. b. Human Egg Cell is the size of the dot on the letter i. c. Human Red Blood Cell is 1/10th the dot on an i. d. Bacteria Cell is the smallest known cell. 1. 8,000 will fit inside the dot on an i. e. Ostrich Egg Yolk is the largest known cell. f. Plant cells are generally more square/rectangular shaped. g. Animal cells are usually more round shaped.
2. Cells can also vary in shape. a. Their shape is normally determined by the job it is doing.3. Examples of cell shapes: a. Nerve Cells: have many extensions in order to send signals faster and over large distances. b. Muscle Cells: can be long and skinny when relaxed; can be short and fat when tightened. c. Red Blood Cells: small and round in order to easily flow through all the blood vessels TO DELIVER OXYGEN to all cells. d. White Blood Cells: can change shape easily because they eat and devour any harmful object.
C. Types of Cells 1. Prokaryotic: Cells without a membrane around the internal cell parts a. This means they do not have a NUCLEAR MEMBRANE around the DNA. b. Example: Bacteria 2. Eukaryotic: Cells with membranes around their internal cell parts. a. They have a NUCLEAR MEMBRANE around their DNA. b. Examples: Protists, Fungi, Plants, and Animals.
D. What is Cell Organization? 1. Each cell in your body has a specific job. a. Because of this cells have specific parts that are needed to perform specific tasks. 2. Organelles are the parts of a cell. a. Organelles means little organs in Latin.
A. Cell Wall: The outer layer of a plants, bacteria, some protists, and fungi. 1. Description: It is tough and rigid. 2. Function: to protect, give the cell its shape and allow materials into and out of the cell. a. Water, food and oxygen/CO2 need to get into the cell. (Raw materials for the cell) b. CO2/ Oxygen and wastes need to get out of the cell. (Waste products)
3. Plant cell walls are made up of a carbohydrate called CELLULOSE. a. Makes plant cells tougher than animal cells.
B. Cell Membrane 1. Outer layer n all animal cells and some protists. 2. 2nd layer inside cell wall in plants. 3. Function: allow materials into and out of the cell; protection. a. Water, Oxygen, and Food enter. b. Wastes and CO2 exit. 4. Cell membranes are less rigid and softer than cell walls.
C. Cytoplasm 1. Gelatin like substance found inside the cell. 2. Functions a. Hold cell parts in place. b. Allow chemical reactions to occur. c. Hold cytoskeleton (the framework of a cell; provides strength and ability to change shape if needed.)
D. Nucleus 1. Function: Directs all cell activities; the brain of the cell. 2. Parts of the Nucleus: a. Nuclear Membrane: Outer layer of the nucleus that has pores to allow materials in and out of nucleus; provides protection for the nucleus. b. Chromatin: Stands of material that contain all the DNA of the cell. Eventually become chromosomes. c. Nucleolus: Make ribosomes when needed; not always visible, only swells up when proteins are needed.
E. Chloroplasts 1. Only found in green cells of plants, algae and green bacteria. 2. Function: allow cells to make their own food by using chlorophyll. a. Chlorophyll: green pigment that absorbs sunlight and changes it into food energy. b. The food that a plant makes is a sugar called GLUCOSE.
F. Mitochondria 1. Function: Breaks down “food” into energy for the cell. 2. Nicknamed the powerhouse of the cell. 3. Shaped like a bean. 4. Number of mitochondria varies by cell type. a. More active a cell; the more mitochondria it has b. Heart and Muscle cells will have many mitochondria.
G. Ribosomes 1. Function: to make proteins for the cell. 2. Can be found in 2 places: a. Attached to the Endoplasmic Reticulum. (ER) b. Free floating in the cytoplasm. 3. Made by the nucleolus and moved to either the ER or cytoplasm.
H. Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) 1. (hallways) Series of interconnected folded membranes; extends from nucleus to the cell membrane allows material to be processed and moved throughout the cell. 2. Two Types of ER: a. Rough ER: has ribosomes attached. b. Smooth ER: no ribosomes, processes lipids.
I. Golgi Bodies (Golgi Apparatus) 1. Golgi Bodies sort, package, and ship proteins when needed. 2. Different from the ER because the Golgi bodies are not interconnected.
J. Vacuoles (Closets) 1. Temporary storage units for anything . 2. Most will hold water, extra food, waste products and other cellular material. 3. Vary in size and number between plant and animal cells. a. Plant Cells usually have one large vacuole. b. Animal cells usually have many small vacuoles.
K. Lysosomes 1. Contain digestive chemicals that help break down food molecules, wastes, and old cell parts. 2. Lysosomes have a thick membrane to prevent the chemicals from leaking out. a. The enzymes inside a lysosome could damage other cell parts if they leak out!!!!!
L. Plant vs Animal Cells 1. Plant Cells a. Have chloroplasts, cell wall, and one large vacuole. b. More rectangular in shape. c. Generally have a green color. 2. Animal Cells a. No cell wall, no chloroplasts, and many small vacuoles. b. More circular in shape. c. Color and shape varies on the function of the cell.
REIVEW OF LEVEL OF ORGANIZATION• 1) CELLS- basic unit of life. Red Blood cells, White Blood Cells, Heart cells.• 2) TISSUES – Group of similar cells that work together to do one job. Muscle Tissue, Brain Tissue, etc.• 3) ORGANS – Group of similar tissues that work together to do one job. EX: Heart, Brain, Bones, Muscles• 4) SYSTEM – Group of similar organs that work together to do one job.• EX: Cardiovascular, Skeleton, etc.• 5) ORGANISM – a complete living thing • DO NOT COPY THIS SLIDE…THIS IS A REVIEW!!!!!