Centriole: Definition, Structure & Function


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What is a centriole?

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1. What is a centrosome?

2. What are cilia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz focuses on testing your knowledge of the structure and function of a centriole within a cell. You will find questions that ask you to define terms and identify the correct answer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Demonstrate your understanding of:

  • Definitions of cellular structures
  • The differences between cellular structures
  • How centrioles are involved in the study of cancer

Skills Practiced

Additionally, these questions provide you with the opportunity to improve the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define specific cellular structures, such as centrioles, centrosomes, and cilia
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast terms from the lesson, such as the basal body of a flagella or cilia and the outer centriole
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the role of centrioles in cancer research

Additional Learning

Maximize your understanding of centriole structure and function by studying the lesson titled Centriole: Definition, Structure & Function. You will learn more about:

  • The definition of a centriole
  • Cells that use centrioles
  • Functions of centrioles