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A plant cell compared to a computer

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Abdullah Tao

on 21 October 2013

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Vacuole v.s. Hard drive: vacuole
The vacuole is a sac inside of the plant cell that is used to store things including food, waste materials, and more. Those things are stored, broken down, and excreted later on. It also removes unwanted debris from inside of the cell. This helps keep the cell clean and able to function
Vacuole v.s. hard drive: hard drive
The hard drive inside of a computer is used to store information inside of the computer and hold it there. Unlike the RAM, which stores info for as long as the computer is on, then destroys it, the hard drive stores the info until you decide to destroy it. It is similar to the vacuole as it holds info.
The Nucleus v.s. the motherboard: motherboard
The Nucleus v.s. the Motherboard: Nucleus
The nucleus' function inside of the cell is to control all of the cell's actions and command things. It also responsible for holding the DNA content of the entire cell. The nucleus is also responsible for growth and protein synthesis. It also houses the chromosomes and the chromatins.
Plant Cell v.s. Computer
Cells inside of a plant are some one of the complex things inside the known universe. Along with that, computers are also one of the most complex man-made machines we have. Both of these things are extremely hard to understand, which is why we chose the explain them both to you and compare them.
A plant cell compared to a computer

By: Abdullah Zubi
Austin Tao

Compared to
The motherboard is responsible for all of the actions inside of the computer. It holds the most important parts of the computer and commands everything inside of it. It also houses the CPU the same way the nucleus houses the DNA. The motherboard also commands things and sends instructions through the wiring. Everything in the computer depends on the motherboard, as everything in the cell depends on the nucleus.
This is the vacuole
Hard Drive
Cell Membrane v.s. The Case: cell membrane
The cell membrane in a way
is the backbone of the entire cell. It holds together the cell and keeps it from collapsing and protects the cell. The cell membrane also watches what goes in and out of the cells
to make sure the cell isn't exposed to harmful bacteria.
Cell membrane v.s. the case: the case
The casing of a computer is very much like a cell membrane. It protects the computer parts and makes sure nothing hurts the computer parts. It also controls what goes into the computer through the ports on the outside of the casing.
Golgi body v.s. the electrical plug: Golgi body
The golgi body inside of the cell is used to receive energy from the endoplasmic reticulum. It then takes the energy and materials and transports them throughout the entire cell. It also ships around all of the materials.
Golgi body v.s. electrical plug: electrical plug.
The electrical plug
is like the golgi body due to the fact that it receives energy from another source: the electricity. It can also send materials in and out of the computer. The plug also transports electricity throughout the computer
Chloroplast v.s. UPS
The chloroplast takes energy from the sun for photosynthesis to use to make energy.
It takes this energy and uses it to power the cell the same way the endoplasmic reticulum and the golgi body does.
Chloroplast v.s. UPS: UPS
The uninterruptable power supply (UPS) is a backup source of energy for the computer like the chloroplast is a backup for the golgi body. Same as the electrical plug, it provides power, but, it cannot be interrupted by anything except for physical assaults.
Mitochondria v.s. Internet plug
The mitochondria produces energy inside of the cell. It takes glucose, burns it which creates ions, and uses those ions for ATP, the energy currency of a cell. The internet plug takes in the Ethernet and internet to use as energy so you can browse the internet and web.
Ribosomes v.s. CPU
The ribosomes inside of a cell are like factories inside of the cells that produce protein either on its own or with the endoplasmic reticulum. The central processing unit (CPU) inside of a computer also works like a factory as it produces processing power in the form of GHz.

Cell wall v.s. The fitting
The cell wall fits outside of the cell membrane
to create a protective layer around the entire cell. This helps make sure that the cell doesn't get injured. The fitting isn't a part of the computer, but rather, part of the computer casing. It creates a soft surface so that when the computer falls, it doesn't get scratched up.
Endoplasmic reticulum v.s. graphics card
The endoplasmic reticulum inside of a cell is used to deliver materials throughout the entire cell. The graphics card does the same thing, as it transfers data and graphics throughout the entire computer.
Cytoplasm v.s the wiring
The cytoplasm is the jello-like area that is between the nucleus and the cell membrane. It is the part of the cell that links all the organelles. Likewise, the wiring inside of a computer is the thing that links all of the parts of the computer. As they both link everything they contain, they are similar.
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