Need help with two questions; (cells, & the cytoplasm)

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    • #10874
      Z0rr0
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      Q6. Explain why it is necessary for even simple cells to contain several hundred genes.

      I’m at a blank here.

      (Note, Q7 is to do with cytoplasms.)

      Q7. b) Of which type of chemical compound are they made?

      I think it’s protein molecules, but are protein molecules classified as a chemical compound? Do I have to say it’s made out of amino acid subunits or something? I’m confused.

      Thanks for helping in advance.

    • #88920
      seasaba22
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      Q6) Since cells are the "building block of organisms", why would they need a *variety* of genes?

    • #88922
      mith
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      7 is a vague question. Best to consult with your teacher.

    • #88932
      JorgeLobo
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      There’s nothing vague about these questions. The 1st is intuitively obvious as Zorro implies. The second is a simple matter of chemistry,

    • #88934
      mith
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      It’s vague because the cytoplasm contains a lot more stuff than just proteins…including water, inorganic salts, lipid polymers etc etc. What "type" would this fall under? Even if we take a broader definition and pretend that they’re asking for types, there’s still a lot of leeway in defining what exactly a type is.

    • #88937
      JorgeLobo
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      Sorry you’re so confused mith, tho’ I’m not sure why you had to tell us.

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