Erwin Schrödinger: The Cell Theory
This would consist of arranging the correct amounts of various elements into the right formations and structures to make the organelles of a cell functional. According the Cell Theory, this is impossible. The Cell Theory has three parts. They are that all living things are made up of one or more cells, cells are the basic living …show more content…
It controls the pH level, or acidity, of the cell. The Cytoskeleton gives the cell its basic shape.
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a series of connected channels. It is separated into two parts, the rough and the smooth. The smooth ER is vital in lipid synthesis and the rough ER is involved with protein synthesis (Postlethwait, Hopson, & Veres, 1991).
After being created in the rough ER, proteins are then altered in the Golgi complex. The Golgi complex then sends the proteins to places within the cell using vesicles, which are essentially bubbles that transport important materials. These places include the cell membrane, to be attached or sent out of the cell, or to the lysosomes.
Lysosomes are vesicles within the cell that contribute to the digestion and recycling of cell resources. They also allow old or damaged cells to be broken down. Microbodies are another form of vesicle that breaks down dangerous compounds.
Another organelle that is involved with the breakdown of chemicals in the cell is the mitochondria. They change the fuel into carbon dioxide and water, while storing ATP. ATP is adenosine triphosphate (Postlethwait, Hopson, & Veres, 1991), which is a molecule that stores energy in a cell. The ATP is then used throughout many other cellular processes as an energy …show more content…
It is also probable that the compounds hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and methane. A particular point of debate is whether or not there was a large amount of hydrogen gas present. This form of atmosphere would be considered a reducing atmosphere (Raven & Johnson, 1999), since there was a very little to no oxygen gas available. The lack of oxygen gas would have made it possible for life to spontaneously generate, especially with the high