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FTCE Biology: Cell Communication - Chapter Summary
Watch our video lessons on cell communication and learn about how cells relay messages. You'll study terms such as signal transduction pathway and learn about the chemical components of cellular communication as you prepare for related questions on the FTCE Biology exam. After completing the lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:
- Give a general overview of cell communication
- Explain the process of signal reception in cells
- Analyze transduction and its purpose in cell communication
- Define cellular responses to signals and what they mean
These lessons and quizzes will help you get the cell communication information you need for the FTCE Biology exam. Our instructors are experts in the field and make learning enjoyable while helping you prepare for the test.
Objectives of the FTCE Biology: Cell Communication Chapter
Certification to teach biology in Florida requires passing the FTCE Biology test. Questions on cell communication are in the section on knowledge of the chemical processes of living things, which makes up 14% of the FTCE exam.
There are 120 questions on the FTCE Biology exam. All are multiple-choice. You can practice taking a similar test with the quizzes at the end of each of our video lessons. Through our quizzes, you can assess your knowledge of the subject and become comfortable answering questions presented in the same format as those on the exam.
1. An Overview of Cell Communication
Cellular communication is an important process that allows cells to pass signals to one another. In this video lesson, you will be introduced to the process of cellular communication, identifying the three steps of cellular signaling in organisms.
2. Signal Reception in Cells
Our cells 'talk' to each other all the time through chemical signals. The first step of this process, reception, is a critical component. In this video lesson you will learn about this step in cell communication as well as understand its overall importance.
3. Transduction in Cells
Once a cellular signal is received, a chain of events begins that helps the receiving cell decode the signal. In this video lesson you will learn about this second step of cellular communication and its importance to the overall process.
4. Cellular Responses to Signals
After reception of a signaling molecule and movement of that signal through transduction, the cell can now respond. There are different types of cellular response as well as different mechanisms the cell uses to make this process more efficient.
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