Biochemistry (6th Edition) by Mary K. Campbell, Shawn O. Farrell

By Mary K. Campbell, Shawn O. Farrell

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As in the example we used for the development of chloroplasts, the smaller cells still have access to oxygen. The larger cell is not itself capable of aerobic oxidation of nutrients, but some of the end products of its anaerobic oxidation can be further oxidized by the more efficient aerobic metabolism of the smaller cells. As a result, the larger cell can get more energy out of a given amount of food than it could without the bacteria. In time, the two associated organisms evolve to form a new aerobic organism, which contains mitochondria derived from the original aerobic bacteria.

The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is part of a continuous single-membrane system throughout the cell; the membrane doubles back on itself to give the appearance of a double membrane in electron micrographs. The endoplasmic reticulum is attached to the cell membrane and to the nuclear membrane. It occurs in two forms, rough and smooth. 14). Ribosomes, which can also be found free in the cytosol, are the sites of protein synthesis in all organisms. The smooth endoplasmic reticulum does not have ribosomes bound to it.

D. Watson. ) provided a point of departure for more research on the origins of life. ) The “RNA world” is the current conventional wisdom, but many unanswered questions exist regarding this point of view. According to the RNA-world theory, the appearance of a form of RNA capable of coding for its own replication was the pivotal point in the origin of life. Polynucleotides can direct the formation of molecules whose sequence is an exact copy of the original. 7), which is highly effective in producing exact copies but is a relatively slow process.

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