Microtubules: Definition, Functions & Structure


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Which of the following is the cytoskeleton responsible for in terms of cellular functions?

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1. Microtubules are the ________ type of cytoskeletal filament in eukaryotic cells.

2. Which subunit combines to form microtubules?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of the functions and structures of microtubules. You'll need to know what microtubules are as well as which subunit combines to form microtubules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Function of the cytoskeleton
  • Eukaryotic cells
  • Tubulin
  • Motor proteins

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the functions of the cytoskeleton and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of microtubules
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Microtubules: Definition, Functions & Structure. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what gives cells their structure and shape
  • Identify the structures of the microtubule
  • Explain the characteristics of the two distinct ends of the microtubule
  • Describe the various functions of microtubules in the cell
  • Appreciate the difference between flagella and cilia