Parts of the Cytoskeleton


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Which parts of the cytoskeleton are nonpolar (do not have a plus and minus end)?

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1. What is the role of the microfilament in the cell?

2. _________ are not found in every type of cell.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment will allow you to increase your familiarity with the components of the cytoskeleton by having you work through a few quiz questions. The quiz questions deal with microfilaments, microtubules, and various other parts of the cytoskeleton.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz questions to test your understanding of the following:

  • Nonpolar parts of the cytoskeleton
  • Role of the cell's microfilaments
  • Components of the cytoskeleton NOT found in all cell types
  • Function of microtubules in the cell
  • Significance of actin as a part of the cytoskeleton

Skills Practiced

This assessment will improve your skills in the following:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as microtubule, microfilament, and actin
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the cytoskeleton's components in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding components of the cytoskeleton
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the components of the cytoskeleton to answer questions about the role they play in structure of the cell as a whole

Additional Learning

Additionally, you can read through the associated lesson called Parts of the Cytoskeleton to dive deeper into this particular subject matter. The lesson includes the following material:

  • General definitions of microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments
  • Characteristics of microfilaments and the role they play in cytoskeleton structure
  • Composition of microtubules accompanied by a diagram
  • Configuration of intermediate filaments on a micro level and their functions