division of labour

Bob bbruner at uclink4.berkeley.edu
Sun Jun 13 11:27:15 EST 2004

On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 12:17:31 +0000 (UTC), "NIGEL ZALDUA-TAYLOR"
<zaldua.taylor at btinternet.com> wrote:

>Can anyone tell me what the division of labour is within a unicellular
>organism.  I have looked and looked, and although I can find functions for
>the organelles, they do not explain their role in survival. i.e respiration
>is performed by the mesosomes (or mitochodria in eukaryotes) but what of the

It is in the molecules and macromolecular structures. RNA polymerase
makes RNA, ribosomes (etc) make proteins. Membrane functions are in
the cell membrane -- the only membrane there is in basic bacteria.

Most unicellular organisms are very small, and have rather little
structural organization. And what little there is is hard to see.


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