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Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction

Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction. 9.1 Cellular Growth. Cells Come in Different Sizes. Red Blood Cell 8 um in diameter Nerve Cell 1 m in length with very small diameter Yolk of ostrich egg 8 cm Most cells are 2-200 um 1000 um = 1 mm. Limits to Cell Size. Diffusion DNA

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Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction

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  1. Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction 9.1 Cellular Growth

  2. Cells Come in Different Sizes • Red Blood Cell 8 um in diameter • Nerve Cell 1 m in length with very small diameter • Yolk of ostrich egg 8 cm • Most cells are 2-200 um • 1000 um = 1 mm

  3. Limits to Cell Size • Diffusion • DNA • Surface to volume ratio

  4. Diffusion Limits Cell Size • Within the cell nutrients must diffuse to all parts • Diffusion is based on random movement of particles • Diffusion is too slow for a large cell • When cells reach maximum size they die or divide

  5. DNA Limits Cell Size • DNA contains all the instructions for synthesizing proteins (including enzymes) • Large cells would need more proteins • More copies of the DNA instructions would be needed for a large cell • Most cells contain only one set of DNA

  6. Surface Area to Volume Ratio Limits Cell Size • As the size of a cell increases the volume increases faster than the surface area • If the cell size is doubled then need eight times more nutrients but plasma membrane is only four times larger • Cells divide before they become too large to function properly

  7. Volume Increases Faster than Surface Area What are the surface area to volume ratios?

  8. The Cell Cycle • Sequence of growth and division of a cell • Two main periods • Growth also called interphase • Division also called mitosis and cytokinesis

  9. Cell Cycle

  10. Interphase • NOT part of mitosis, rather the time between one mitosis and the next • Stages of interphase • G1 phase: rapid growth and metabolic activity • S phase: synthesis of DNA (additional copy is made) • G2 phase: centrioles and other organelles replicate; cell prepares for division

  11. Chromosomes and Chromatin • Both are DNA • Chromosomes are the condensed form of DNA that is visible as individual strands. • Chromatin is the “relaxed” very thin form of DNA that is not visible as individual strands. • During interphase DNA is in the chromatin form.

  12. Chromosomes and Chromatin Chromatin DNA form Chromosome DNA form Chromatin DNA form

  13. Cell Reproduction • Process of producing new cells from preexisting cells • Three Types • Fission: bacteria • Meiosis: sex cells • Mitosis: body cells • Needed for growth • Needed for repair

  14. Bacteria Reproduce by Fission • Prokaryotes do not have a nucleus • They divide the cell contents then divide

  15. Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction 9.2 Mitosis and Cytokinesis

  16. Eukaryote Cell Reproduction is Mitosis and Cytokinesis • Mitosis is division of the nucleus producing two genetically identical daughter cells from one parent cells • Needed for growth • Needed for repair • Cytokinesis is division of the cell contents • Usually they happen simultaneously

  17. Phases of Mitosis • Prophase • Metaphase • Anaphase • Telophase

  18. Chromosome Structure • Chromosome is two sister chromatids connected by a centromere • Chromosomes are made of DNA and contain genes (hereditary units) • Chromosomes are the condensed form of chromatin

  19. Prophase • Chromatin coils into visible chromosomes • Nuclear membrane disintegrates • Nucleus disappears • Centrioles migrate to opposite ends of cell • Spindle fibers form

  20. Prophase

  21. Metaphase • Much shorter amount of time than prophase • Spindle fibers attach to centromere • Chromatids line up at the cell’s equator

  22. Metaphase

  23. Anaphase • Centromeres split • Spindle fibers shorten to pull chromatids to each end of cell • Sister chromatids separate

  24. Anaphase

  25. Telophase • Starts when chromatids get to opposite poles • Chromosome uncoil and become chromatin • Spindles breakdown • Nuclear membrane reforms • Nucleus becomes visible

  26. Telophase

  27. Cytokinesis • Division of the cytoplasm • Plants form a cell plate, the beginning of a cell wall • Animals have cleavage furrow where the plasma membrane pinches in

  28. Animal and Plant Cytokinesis

  29. Results of Mitosis • Mitosis allows for genetic continuity in each generation of daughter cells • Same chromosomes • Same genes • Same exact DNA

  30. Levels of Organization • In unicellular organisms one organism undergoes mitosis to make two organisms • In multicellular organisms one cell undergoes mitosis to make two cells that form tissues • Tissues of different types functioning together form organs • Organs functioning together form systems • Systems functioning together form organisms

  31. Chapter 9 Cellular Reproduction 9.3 Cell Cycle Regulation

  32. Length of Cell Cycle • Each cell type has a specific growth and reproduction time table • Frog embryo cell cycle of less than one hour • Cells lining your intestine 24-48 hours • Mature nerve cells do not divide

  33. Normal Control of the Cell Cycle • Much that science does not fully understand • Enzymes control the cell cycle • Many enzymes needed • Most enzymes are used at just one point in the cycle • Loss of a functional enzyme can cause the cell cycle to be “out of control”

  34. Signaling molecules made of a cyclin bound to a CDK kick off the cell cycle and drive it through mitosis. Checkpoints monitor the cell cycle for errors and can stop the cycle if an error occurs Normal Control of the Cell Cycle CDK are enzymes, cyclins are proteins

  35. Genes and Proteins • Genes located on DNA are responsible for giving direction about what proteins (enzymes) to produce • A defective gene would produce a faculty enzyme that would not function correctly

  36. Key Time for Control of the Cell Cycle • Key control of the cell cycle is just prior to S phase during interphase • If new DNA is synthesized then the cell will continue on with mitosis

  37. Cancer • A cell “out of control” of the cell cycle • Mistake in the Cell Cycle • Too fast rate of mitosis • Result of changes in one or more genes that produce enzymes that are involved in controlling the cell cycle

  38. Cancer Cells

  39. Cancer Cells • Cancer cells form tumors • Tumors are masses of cells that interfere with normal functioning • Metastasis: cancer cells break off the tumor and travel to other locations to form tumors

  40. Causes of Cancer • Both genetic and environmental • When people move from one country to another their rate of cancer is that of the country they are now living • Example: Rate of breast cancer is high in US and low in Japan; when people move from Japan to US their rate of breast cancer increases

  41. Environmental Causes of Cancer Smoking UV Light Diet Air Pollution

  42. Environmental Causes of Cancer Viruses Cervical Cancer Water Pollution

  43. Cancer Prevention • Clear link between healthy lifestyles and incidence of cancer • Low fat, high fiber diet reduces risk • Daily exercise reduces risk • No tobacco in any form reduces risk

  44. Apoptosis • Programmed cell death • All animal cells have a “death program” • Fetal human tail cells have undergone apoptosis; programmed cell death at the appropriate time • Plant leaves undergo apoptosis in autumn when the leaves are falling • Apoptosis can help protect organisms from developing cancerous growths.

  45. Stem Cells • Stem cells are unspecialized cells that can develop into specialized cells under the right conditions

  46. Embryonic Stem Cells • After a sperm fertilizes an egg the cell divides until there is 100-150 cells • Each of these cells can develop into a wide variety of specialized cells • Much controversy exists due to the ethical concerns about the source of these embryonic stem cells

  47. Adult Stem Cells • Present in adults (and newborns) to produce the same type of cell • Not pluripotent (can’t become any cell type) • In 2000 adult stem cells ere used to restore lost brain tissue in mice • Less controversy exists to the use of adult stem cells

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