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Lynsey
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The Golgi apparatus and ribosome

Post by Lynsey » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:17 pm

Hia...

please could i have some help in a small section of my assignment?

i have described the structure and function of the golgi apparatus and ribosomes but i am asked to 'explain how the organelle structure is related to its own function' which has got me very confused. I dont know how to answer this, can anyone point me in the right direction please?

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Post by plasmodesmata11 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:29 am

think about how the structure influences the function
the golgi apparatus, for example, has different faces (trans and cis). How does that help the golgi perform what it does?
and the ribosomes. they are structured to translate proteins. They have an E, P, and A section. try to google it, and keep in mind the chemical properties of the interacting parts. good luck :D

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:16 pm

when you are asked questions like these you need to remember that everything in nature, from an organelle to your liver, has evolved to do something. Your liver has a structure that allows it to carry out its many functions. just like that, a ribosome has a structure that evolved to do protein synthesis very well. If you analyze the structure you learned, with the E, P, A sites etc, you will see that they evolved to do protein synthesis.
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