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Cell’s biggest organelle is tightly packed tubes, not sheets

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Components of animal cell (legend to figure is below the YouTube vid)/Kelvinsong

From Laurel Hamer at Science News:

Textbook drawings of the cell’s largest organelle might need to be updated based on new images. Super-resolution shots of the endoplasmic reticulum reveal tightly packed tubes where previous pictures showed plain flat sheets, scientists report in the Oct. 28 Science.

The finding helps explain how the endoplasmic reticulum, or ER, reshapes itself in response to changing conditions, says study coauthor Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, a cell biologist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Va. More.

And it all just happens, see, via natural selection acting on random mutations, like textbooks have been preaching for fifty years.

Yuh.

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Legend to figure: Components of a typical animal cell:

  1. Nucleolus
  2. Nucleus
  3. Ribosome (little dots)
  4. Vesicle
  5. Rough endoplasmic reticulum
  6. Golgi apparatus (or “Golgi body”)
  7. Cytoskeleton
  8. Smooth endoplasmic reticulum
  9. Mitochondrion
  10. Vacuole
  11. Cytosol (fluid that contains organelles, comprising the cytoplasm)
  12. Lysosome
  13. Centrosome
  14. Cell membrane

2 Replies to “Cell’s biggest organelle is tightly packed tubes, not sheets

  1. 1
    Dionisio says:

    And it all just happens, see, via natural selection acting on random mutations, like textbooks have been preaching for fifty years.

    Of course, how else? 🙂

    Well,in the worst case scenario maybe it happens the third way, but definitely not the first way, because that’s unacceptable to us. ????

  2. 2
    Dionisio says:

    Textbook drawings of the cell’s largest organelle might need to be updated based on new images.

    They might want to wait for more changes on the way… thus they won’t have to change the book so often?
    As advancing technology allows them to look deeper and clearer into the biological systems, more stuff might have to be updated in the textbooks?

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