This is what happens inside your body.

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  1. cleanup macrumors 68030

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Pretty cool... nice link

    Thanks!

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  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    AMAZING.

    What the hell was that walky thing that pulled the big sphere around supposed to be?:confused:
     
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    I totally wanna see this but flash won't install on my laptop. :(
     
  5. cleanup thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's a dynein motor protein, which "walks" along the intermediate filaments you see in the animation to transport organelles (in the animation's case, a large vacuole [the "big sphere"], so it's a plant cell) throughout the cell.
     
  6. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    You know, I studied horticulture for nearly eight years in college. I always hated my molecular physiology and biochemistry classes. But if someone had been able to show me something like this 15 years ago it might have totally changed my mindset about stuff I couldn't see. Amazing!
     
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    I thought "Geez, dem ovaries is really HUGE."
     
  8. wakka092 macrumors 6502

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    If I'm not mistaken, those little bulbous organelles where a strand went in and another twirled out were ribosomes forming the DNA from the RNA right?

    I'm surprised I paid that much attention in Biology last year to remember those words!.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    the same thing was running through my head!:p
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    That was interesting....the amount of things happening in the body on a microscopic level.



    Bless
     
  11. cleanup thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Close. Ribosomes translate RNA into polypeptides. Ribosomes aren't really organelles, though.
     

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