Animal building blocks

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  • Animal building blocks
    • Light microscopes can magnify up to 400 times
    • Each cell is surrounded by a cell membrane (holds the cell together)
      • Cell membrane controls what goes in and out of the cell.
    • Organelles in cells include: Nucleus, Mitochondria and Ribosomes.
    • Animals including humans are made up of millions of cells.
    • Nucleus controls cell activity and is surrouded by watery cytoplasm
      • Contains DNA - genetic material needed for synthesising chemicals (e.g. enzymes
    • Enzymes control reactions in cytoplasm
    • Electron microscopes can magnify up to 500000 times
    • Mitochondria use glucose in respiration - this releases energy for the cell
    • Ribosomes = tiny... they build up proteins from simpler compounds (amino acids)
    • Proteins = molecules that make up enzymes
    • Specialised cells are specific to one certain job and have characteristis to fit that job best!
      • an example: Simple epithelial cells line inside of mouth and line cavities and tubes like blood vessels in the body
  • Specialised cells are specific to one certain job and have characteristis to fit that job best!
    • an example: Simple epithelial cells line inside of mouth and line cavities and tubes like blood vessels in the body

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