by Casie Wilford. Per. 2 Biology
The Case of Benjamin Botten
Answer: These things are happening because Benjamin is missing an organelle. I think that the organelle he's missing is the lysosome. The lysosome is the organelle that breaks down these lipids and polysaccharides so they wont build up. Also the lysosome helps digest materials in your body. No other organelles help digest things and break down lipids. The lysosome is a perfect fit because it also helps out the muscles keeping them in-tact so they are able to function.
The Case of Olivia Kalie
Answer: I think that the organelle being targeted is the mitochondria because if she had the mitochondria, there would be no problem in glucose level/ energy level. Also, since the mitochondria creates energy, there would be no problem in energy level if it hadn't be targeted. Since the mitochondria is the "power house" of the cell, it was easy to figure out that, since she didn't have any energy, that the mitochondria was being targeted.
The Case of Frank Rentz
Answer: Same as Benjamin, I think that the organelle being targeted is the lysosome. Since Frank is unable to digest, there must be something wrong with the lysosome since this organelle is the one for digestion.
The Case of Mary Streaver
Answer: I think that the organelle being targeted is the peroxisomes, though a small organelle, its needed because it contains oxidases, and tend to digest fatty acids. One of Mary's problems was digesting fatty acids, so if she had it, then there would be no build up and her back wouldn't be in pain. Seeing how other cells arn't able to do these things like break down fatty acids and that contain oxidases and enzymes, helped me choose this organgelle.
The New Vacine
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