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The Analogy between an Animal Cell and a City!

Made for: Biology H

Andres Limon-Padilla

on 13 December 2012

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Transcript of The Analogy between an Animal Cell and a City!

Cell TO A
City Phospholipid Bilayer The Phospholipid Bilayer is a layer of phospholipids
in a way so that their tails are pointing inward and
their polar heads outward. This would be the same
as a border of a city or town because they keep tings
out of the city. Chromosome Chromosomes are what contains DNA information and is located in the Nucleus of the cell. To a city, this would be like a Library because it has stored information. Nucleus The Nucleus is pretty much the base of the cell,
or can also be considered the control center. In
a city, it would be City Hall since it is the "head-
quarters" of the city. Nuclear Envelope The Nuclear Envelope is the two-layer area
which allows things to enter and leave the
Nucleus. This would be like Wall Guards be-
cause they are the ones responsible for what
enters and leaves "City Hall." Nucleolus The Nucleolus is the structure within the cells' nucleus and is made of proteins and RNA.
This is like the mayor in City Hall
because the mayor is the stronghold
of the city. Ribosomes Ribosomes are the key to
proteins for the cell. They
would be like workers in a city
because workers build things
for the city to stay well. BECAUSE... A city has many
important roles
to survive, just
like a cell! Woo! Mitochondria Mitochondria is responsible for creating
energy for the cell to take actions to survive.
This is equivalent to a power plant of a city
because the name says it all: it makes power
for the city. Smooth & Rough E.R. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum (E.R.) serves as a function for carbohydrates and lipid synthesis. The rough E.R., however, is different. Instead, the rough E.R. manufactures membranes and secretory proteins. In a city, these would be like factories. AND <---Cute, right? Golgi Apparatus The Golgi Apparatus works as a carrier and a packager for proteins and enzymes to be sent elsewhere in the cell. This relates to a postal service or UPS or USPS or something like that in the city... It could be the Pony Express in the old towns, but that might be one slow cell. Lysosomes The Lysosomes functions to work as a breakdown
for proteins and enzymes. So, this would make
these items smaller so that they are compatible
with the other organelles. The lysosomes are similar to construction workers with jack hammers because they are used to break things apart and make them smaller and compatible. Cytoskeleton The Cytoskeleton plays an important role in
the cell. It's creditable for the movement in the
organelles and responsible for the given shape
of the cell. If it were to be taken away, the cell
would pretty much be a glob of organelles. + The cytoskeleton is
similar to underground
pipes because they give
the general shape of the
city. Sorry if the analogy sucks.
It was the best I can think of. Centriole The centriole is a very helpful thing when it
comes to the cell. It works hand-in-hand with
the cytoskeleton... well, of course! It MAKES the
Cytoskeleton. Why wouldn't it work well with it?
Anyway, this is like the construction workers that
make the underground pipes. Well, that was it for a cell analogy
being compared to a city. ----> The End This was made by Andres Limon-Padilla
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