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Alcatraz jail (cell analogy)

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Esmeralda Urena

on 3 December 2013

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Transcript of Alcatraz jail (cell analogy)

Cell membrane:
walls of the buildings

the cell membrane is the semipermeable membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of a cell, the cytoplasm of this 'cell' is the prisoners, therefore the building walls surround them, making it the cell membrane of this 'cell'.
Cytoplasm: prisoners of jail
The cytoplasm of a cell is the material within a living cell, the prisoners are whats inside this 'cell', which means they are the cytoplasm of this 'cell'.
the superintendent, or the warden
Nucleus controls what all the other organelles do, and stores the cells DNA. The warden controls what the prisoners do, and stores all of their information, like their criminal records, and why their there folders. This makes him the nucleus of this 'cell'.
Endoplasmic Reticulum: laundry doer/ distributor
The ER's main function is to manufacture and transport material to other locations. The laundry person washes the clothes, and distributes them to other locations.
Storage room/ dumpster.
A membrane-bound vesicle found in the cytoplasm of a cell whose function includes intracellular secretion, excretion, storage, and digestion. Therefore, a storage room would be the perfect vacuole for this 'cell'.
A cell organelle containing enzymes that digest particles. The incinerator would work as a lysosome due to its good job in getting things done, and making the workers jobs easier. (breaking down their work amount).
Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cell. which proves that the generators of the prison would be the mitochondria of this 'cell'.
Mitochondria: power house
Ribosomes bind messenger RNA and transfer RNA to synthesize polypeptides and proteins, which shows us that a factory produces things that transfer to the prisoners, making it the ribosomes of this 'cell'.
Ribosomes: factory of the prison
a small body located near the nucleus - it has a dense center and radiating tubules. The centrosomes is where microtubules are made. During cell division (mitosis), the centrosome divides and the two parts move to opposite sides of the dividing cell. The centriole is the dense center of the centrosome. We can interpret this as: transferring of prisoners. When prisoners are transferred the centrosome 'boat' helps separate them from home place. making this boat the centrosome of this 'cell'.
centrosome or microtubule organizing center: boat
golgi apparatus: laundry room
Golgi apparatus The Golgi body packages proteins and carbohydrates into membrane-bound vesicles for "export" from the cell. So the laundry room would be making the clothes for the prisoners getting them ready to exit when released. so they are preparing them to exit. Making the laundry room like the golgi apparatus.
nuclear membrane - the membrane that surrounds the nucleus. The security is always around the 'nucleus' the manager, making him the nuclear membrane of this 'cell'.
nuclear membrane - managers security
nucleolus - managers assistant
nucleolus - an organelle within the nucleus. The managers assistant is within the managers power, so technically the managers assistant is the nucleolus of this 'cell'.
Alcatraz Jail: Cell analogy (animal cell)
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