"cytoplasmic streaming helps move organic molecules in the cytoplasm to different organelles for chemical reaction....cytoplasmic streaming is like delivering oxygen to the heart through the plasma."
"Cytoplasmic streaming is like the waiters or servers. They both travel around the restaurant/cell to transport food to the customers/organelles."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.