Microbe Parts

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Cells in Thrive are comprised of a variety of functional parts that determine how the cells move, eat, and survive. Each part on a cell contributes to it's overall size, osmoregulation cost, and mass. Every part posesses a unique function or purpose that benefits the host cell, usually by producing energy from compounds or providing the cell with defensive/offensive abilities. Cell parts take the shape of hexes within the editor, and can only be placed adjacently to other hexes.

Structural and Protein Parts

These parts are initially available to cells without a nucleus, and are generally small and relatively inefficient.

Cytoplasm

Unlock Conditions: N/A | Associated Process: Glycolysis | Cost: 22 MP | Storage: 4 | Size: 1

Cytoplasm is a structural part that represents relatively empty space within a cell. It's main use is providing storage space for compounds, and increasing the overall size of the cell.

Upgrades:

  • Capacity: Glucose consumption reduced by 0.006 and ATP production reduced by 1.5 in return for +4 additional storage capacity.

Metabolosomes

Unlock Conditions: N/A | Associated Process: Aerobic Respiration | Cost: 45 MP | Storage: 1 | Size: 1

Metabolosomes allow cells to produce relatively large maounts of ATP at a quick rate, as long as sufficient oxygen remains present.

Upgrades:

  • Thermogenesis: Will consume 0.05 more glucose (0.042 glucose at 21% oxygen) and lowers temperature tolerance by 0.5C (EX: Temperature range of 21C-30C becomes 20.5C-29.5C)

Thylakoids

Unlock Conditions: Inhabit a patch containing 1% lux or above. | Associated Process: Photosynthesis | Cost: 50 MP | Storage: 1 | Size: 1

Thylakoids are essential for allowing cells to harness the power of the sun to produce free glucose.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Chemosynthesizing Proteins

Unlock Conditions: Inhabit a patch with hydrogen sulfide present. | Associated Process: Chemosynthesis | Cost: 45 MP | Storage: 1 | Size: 1

This part allows cells to produce glucose from hydrogen sulfide.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Rustycyanin

Unlock Conditions: N/A | Associated Process: Chemolithoautotrophy | Cost: 45 MP | Storage: 1 | Size: 1

Rustycyanin enables the synthesis of ATP from iron.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Nitrogenase

Unlock Conditions: N/A | Associated Process: Nitrogen Fixation | Cost: 55 MP | Storage: 2 | Size: 1 |

Nitrogenase grants cells the ability to produce their own ammonia using Nitrogen and ATP.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Oxytoxysome

Unlock conditions: Kill or be killed by other cells numerous times. | Associated Process: OxyToxy Synthesis | Cost: 55 MP | Storage: 4 | Size: 1

Upgrades:

  • N/A

External Parts

These parts generate on the outside of a cell's membrane when placed in the editor, and are typically used to interact with the external environment in various ways.

Flagellum

Unlock conditions: Possess a speed of less than 20 or produce 10 excess ATP. | Associated Process: N/A | Cost: 55 MP | Storage: 4 | Size: 1

Flagella grant cells a directional speed boost, at the cost of increased ATP consumption.

Upgrades:

  • Length (Slider): +speed/-ATP per point in the slider.

Predatory Pilus

Unlock conditions: Kill or be killed by numerous cells | Associated Process: N/A | Cost: 30 MP | Storage: 1 | Size: 1

The predatory pilus delivers contact damage to any cells that touch the part. Can be used offensively or defensively.

Upgrades:

  • Length (Slider): -damage/+length per point in slider.
  • Straw: Deals 4 less physical damage, but now steals 0.1 of each consumable resource from target cell on damage.
  • Toxic: -2 physical damage, +2 toxic damage. Consumes 0.1 toxins on damage. Does not deal toxic damage without enough toxins.

Cilia

Unlock conditions: N/A | Associated Process: N/A | Cost: 40 MP | Storage: 4 | Size: 1

Cilia are currently uninplemented, and functionality is still undergoing discussion.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Organelles and Eukaryotic Structures

These parts are exlusively available to eukaryotes, and are generally more efficient but larger.

Nucleus

Unlock Conditions: N/A | Associated Process: N/A | Cost: 100 MP | Storage: 15 | Size: 10

The nucleus has no special functions on it's own, but unlocks the ability to place the powerrful organelle parts for any cell that posesses it.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Mitochondrion

Unlock Conditions: Endosymbiosis | Associated Process: Aerobic Respiration | Cost: 45 MP | Storage: 2 | Size: 2

Mitochondria are a larger but more efficient counterpart to metabolosomes.

Upgrades:

  • Thermogenesis: Will consume 0.1 more glucose (0.063 glucose at 21% oxygen) and lowers temperature tolerance by 1C (EX: Temperature range of 21C-30C becomes 20C-29C)
  • Antitox: Will produce 10 less ATP, but provide 0.01 toxic resistance in return. (16.17 ATP at 21% oxygen)

Chloroplast

Unlock Conditions: Endosymbiosis | Associated Process: Photosynthesis | Cost: 50 MP | Storage: 2 | Size: 3

Chloroplasts are a much larger but more productive counterpart to thylakoids.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Thermoplast

Unlock Conditions: Endosymbiosis | Associated Process: Thermosynthesis | Cost: 40 MP | Storage: 2 | Size: 2

The thermoplast is a more efficient and larger counterpart to thermosynthase.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Chemoplast

Unlock Conditions: Endosymbiosis | Associated Process: Chemosynthesis | Cost: 45 MP | Storage: 2 | Size: 2

The chemoplast is a more efficient and large counterpart to the chemosynthesizing protein.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Nitrogen-Fixing Plastid

Unlock Conditions: Endosymbiosis | Associated Process: Nitrogen Fixation | Cost: 50 MP | Storage: 2 | Size: 2

This part is a more large and productive variant of the nitrogenase part.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Vacuole

Unlock Conditions: N/A | Associated Process: N/A | Cost: 50 MP | Storage: 15 | Size: 1

The vacuole allows cells to efficiently store large amounts of compounds.

Upgrades:

  • Toxin Generation: Transforms the vacuole into a toxin vacuole.
  • Luminescent Storage: Transforms vacuole into a bioluminescent vacuole.

Toxin Vacuole

Unlock Conditions: Upgrade from vacuole. | Associated Process: Oxytoxy Synthesis | Cost: 70 MP | Storage: 5 | Size: 1

The toxin vacuole is a much more productive counterpart to oxytoxinase.

Upgrades:

  • N/A

Bioluminescent Vacuole

Unlock Conditions: Upgrade from vacuole. | Associated Process: N/A | Cost: N/A MP | Storage: N/A | Size: N/A

The bioluminescent vacuole allows cells to give off their own light.

Upgrades:

  • N/A