Eukaryotic Cells Essay

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Organisms are composed of countless eukaryotic cells each with a set niche to make sure the body stays balanced. Form their inception cells are programmed like a computer to provide necessary functions for a person’s body. Along the lines of being like a computer all cells need power to operate. Inside the cell its organelles help the cell attain the fuel it needs to operate. Within these group of organelles is what has been aptly named the, “power plant”, of cells for it takes nutrients and converts it into fuel for cells. Since scientist have been studying how cells work they always believed eukaryotic cells all had mitochondria. Some scientists have come close to identifying cells where they thought there were no mitochondria yet; those …show more content…
This was not the case when testing cells from the, “diarrhea-causing microbe Giardia intestinalis,” (Mitch, L. 2016). Scientist found that it was just the case of the mitochondria regressing to a smaller size. In the article the scientist used cells derived from the guts of a chinchilla called Monocercomonoides, which actually was actually one of the lab members’ pet. They picked the cell from a, “group of microbes that scientist posited had lost their mitochondria.’” (Mitch, L. 2016). They sequenced the genome of the cell multiple times which showed no signs of mitochondrial DNA. It also lacked any evidence of the necessary proteins in the cell which would make the mitochondria inert. They hypothesized that the cell did not have any use for the mitochondria because of its …show more content…
Without oxygen mitochondria is unable to produce energy for the cells so the cell develop such enzymes to adapt to its environment. With an abundance of nutrients being provided by just its environment the microbe survives. One problem the article stated that without mitochondria the cell could not synthesize clusters of iron and sulfur which is essential for certain proteins. It works its way around this with a symbiotic relationship with other cells by borrowing certain bacterial genes that perform such function. (Mitch, L. 2016). Some scientists are still skeptical but have high hopes that the research is on the dot. This information would provide a new view on the capabilities of cells and ways they acclimate to their surroundings. The author of the article seems to be writing towards her peers and those who have interest in the field. She also included a link to the actual published study for those with more advance understanding on cells. As a piece it should be international news even though the general population would not really be considered the target readers. I believe her true agenda was for just people to be aware of such scientific findings.The article provides information that will rewrite biology textbooks and provide an even more understanding of the world around

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