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Organelle Project

The ability for humans to photosynthesize...

Meheret Mekonnen

on 7 January 2011

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Transcript of Organelle Project

What if
humans could
photosynthesize? Reduces hunger Elysia chlorotica Takes chloroplasts
from algae it eats Steals algal genes
from its food Stores chloroplasts
along the cells at the
lining of its gut Once a young slug eats the algae for two weeks, it doesn't have to eat until it dies in the next year. Homo chlorotica Organelle in cell
that helps humans
photosynthesize Reduces Obesity 2009, 50.2 million Americans
were food insecure ■DC, 200,000 children are at risk
of hunger, basically, ■1 in 2 children Over 633,000 people in DC
may be experiencing hunger Homo- Genus of humans
Chlorotica- species of sea
slug Latin Origin Structure: Function: Consumes chloroplasts
from algae Stores them, and
avoids digestive tract Interactions Cell membrane: organelle is right inside the cell membrane Nucleus: the nucleus stores the DNA, so the stolen genes from the algae gets passed on to DNA from the organelle Endoplasmic Reticulum: moves around the water and waste, and the Homo chlorotica gets its nutrients from it Cytoplasm: carries all the organelles, and the the
Homo chlorotica is part of the cytoplasm Name: Gut: Large Intestine:
-absorbs water and vitamins
-regulates fluids in the body
- processes indigested material into feces - contains more than 1,000 species of
microbes that help us digest - absorbs nutrients from
foods that we digest Positive
Effects: Negative Effects: People would lose jobs and stores
would go out of business Many people work at places that produce
food 2009, the uneployment rate in the
US rose to 9.3% Project Inspiration: Ethiopia 80 percent of the nation is poor 10 million are at
risk of starvation Could be a problem in areas with
little rainfall or sunshine Ethiopia is rich in culture, language, and different from other countries of Africa, but it still suffers from hunger problems. THE END!
Thank you! Essential components: Chlorophyll Water Light Carbon Dioxide What is made by photosynthesis? Glucose Oxygen Small Intestine:
digests fats, proteins, and carbohydrates
Photosynthesis Song:
Main source of energy for the brain, so
if the glucose level is low, the brain won't
function properly. Glucose is aquired
from sugar and starch foods. Endosymbiosis Mitochondirion and chloroplasts each have their own DNA and
ribosomes Came about because Lynn
Margulis proposed the idea
of mitochondrions and
chloroplasts evolved from
prokaryotes Eukaryotes ingested
prokaryotes and then evolved together The evolution of organelles is
an example of endosymbiosis when an organelle is ingested rather than digested
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