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    I need to select and discuss two organelles and compare their structure and function. What would be a specific probable effect on the cell if each of the organelles were lost?

    How would I best organize this information, and keep it in simple terms?

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    I have chosen Centrioles and Mitochondria for you.

    First, you describe their structure. You don't really have to compare and contrast every feature. Just describe the structure. Centrioles are cylindrical structures composed of two rings arranged at right angles to each other. The walls of each ring are usually composed of nine triplets of microtubules. Mitochondria are membrane-bound structures composed of the outer membrane, the intermembrane space, the inner membrane, and the cristae and matrix.

    Describe their function: centrioles are involved in cell division and organization of mitotic spindles and form basal bodies of cilia and flagella. Mitochondria are involved in energy (ATP) production.

    The loss of each organelle will result in complete or partial loss of function of the cell. The loss of centrioles is associated with inability of cells to form cilia. The loss of mitochondria and mitochondrial dysfunction are associated with array of diseases. Aging results in loss of mitochondria and this, combined with decreased autophagy result in degenerative diseases in which deficient quality control results in inflammation and the death of cell populations.

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