Cells are very important things in this world weather for human, animal, or plant life. These cells are classified into two groups called Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes. Out of these two cells the Prokaryotes are much simpler. The main components to a prokaryote cell are the outer cell membrane, the fluid inside the cell, and a single DNA chain. (Editorial Board, 2012). Then there are the Eukaryotes which are much larger and more complex than the Prokaryotic cell. The Eukaryote cell contains the nucleus which is known as organelles. There are many known organelles such as endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and mitochondria just to mention a few. Let’s focus on the nucleus. The main reason I am going to focus on this organelle because it is ...view middle of the document...
It tells things like the muscles and the heart when they need to operate. Looking at Lynita’s analogy about the cell wall she had a great example on a fence to keep things out, which is the job of the cell wall. Now the nucleus’s job isn’t to keep things out but instead to send out messages to other parts of the cell to let them know what they need to do.
When looking at animals or humans being able to make food for them of course they would be able to benefit from doing so. If in fact animals or humans were able to produce their own food no animal or human would have to go hungry.
Could cell tissue or genetic engineering allow humans to use chloroplasts this way?
No it couldn’t due to the fact that it would not produce enough energy for humans. (Photosynthetic people, 2008). Humans need a lot of energy to function on a daily bases and many of these changes would not allow a human to function. Something that would have to be considered for chloroplast to work would be human skin pigmentation. A human’s skin tone would have to be much lighter and probably more of a green pigment color in order for them to soak up the sunlight needed to store and generate energy and food. Then one would need to take into consideration the consequences that would soon follow this such as humans may get more sunburns as well as possibly getting skin cancer. (2008).
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