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Plant Cell Analogy to the Human Body
Transcript of Plant Cell Analogy to the Human Body
by Christian Tran
Like a brain, the nucleus commands most of the activity in the plant cell. It dictates what proteins are produced in the cell. The nucleus is like a brain because it controls many functions to keep the cell alive.
The Cell membrane is the gate of the cell. It’s job is to control which molecules go in, and which go out of the plant cell. The cell membrane is like the skin because they both control what goes in, and what goes out.
Ribosomes create proteins that the cell needs. They are located in the cytoplasm, near or on the endoplasmic reticulum. The pancreas produces insulin that the body needs. The ribosome is like the pancreas because they both produce substances that the cell or body needs.
The endoplasmic reticulum is located near the nucleus of the plant cell, and serves as a protein transport system. It is like the human intestine where proteins travel along its many folds to different destinations of the cell including the Golgi apparatus.
Plant cell membrane
human small & large intestine
Cytoplasm is the liquid substance that fills a cell. The cytoplasm keeps all the organelles suspended and keeps pressure on the cell so it doesn't shrink. The cytoplasm is like blood because they are both mediums to carry nutrients.
The Golgi body groups proteins and stores them into vesicles then ships them off to different places. The Golgi body is like the human blood vessels because they shuttle proteins to different parts of the cell or body.
human blood vessels
Peroxisomes change stored oils in the cell into molecules that can be used for energy. The peroxisome is like fat cells because they both convert oil into energy.
human fat cells
The mitochondria produces ATP which is the energy needed by the cell for all of its activities. The mitochondria is like a heart because they both produce energy that the cell or body needs.
The vacuole stores nutrients and water that the cell needs to survive. It also keeps waste from contaminating the rest of the cell. The vacuole is like a stomach because they both store waste, water, and nutrients.
The cell wall is the outside of the plant cell that is rigid and gives the plant cell its shape. It also protects the cell from contamination and damage. The cell wall is like a skeleton because they both give the body or cell its structure.
Plant Cell Wall