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Condraz23
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Foreign Cellular Organelles?

Post by Condraz23 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:35 am

What would happen if an extra nuclei was injected into a eukaryotic cell? Would it automatically destroy itself or undergo forced mitosis? What if a chloroplast was injected into an animal cell? Would it still be able to produce ATP and NADPH from sunlight and turn these into glucose?

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:52 pm

if you inject a chloroplast into an animal cell it will go through autophagocytosis because the cell iterprets it like foreign. in order for a chloroplast to function it must be in a plant cell because some genes, during evolution some genes were transfered between the chloroplast genome and the nucleus. However that would not happen as the cell would probably treat a foreign chloroplast or a foreign nucleus as foreign and digest it. Another possibility is for the cell to undergo apoptosis. Unfortunaly, i don't enough biology to answer such a complex question. Sorry.
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