Ch 15: Cell Structure, Functions & Processes

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View the chapter's video lessons to improve your knowledge of cellular structure, functions and processes. Get explanations of the components of the cell and take a look at the importance of parts like the phospholipid bilayer and plasma membrane.

Cell Structure, Functions & Processes - Chapter Summary

Use the short video lessons in this chapter to refresh your memory about the structure, functions and processes of cells. Instructors cover the parts of the cell and explain their importance to certain cellular activities. Once you've watched all of the chapter's videos, you should be comfortable with:

  • Identifying parts of the cell and their functions
  • Describing the plasma membrane's structure and purpose
  • Defining cytoplasm and explaining its functions
  • Recognizing the phospholipid bilayer's hydrophobic and hydrophilic nature
  • Explaining the process of protein synthesis

Our professional instructors use examples and visual aids to help you understand the cell concepts and processes discussed in the chapter. The videos tend to take less than 10 minutes of your time to watch, and we also provide lesson transcripts. After you've studied the lessons, you can take multiple-choice quizzes to see how well you've grasped the material.

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: Cell Structure, Functions & Processes
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The Cell: Structure & Function

1. The Cell: Structure & Function

The cell is a small, but complex structure. Take a look inside the outer plasma membrane of a cell and discover the functions of some common cellular components, including the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and mitochondria, in this lesson.

Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure

2. Plasma Membrane of a Cell: Definition, Function & Structure

Cells are made of many crucial parts that work together and perform specific functions. In this lesson, you will learn about the plasma membrane of a cell to gain an understanding of its structure and function.

What is Cytoplasm? - Definition & Functions

3. What is Cytoplasm? - Definition & Functions

Did you know your cells are filled with a thick fluid? Cytoplasm is an important part of your cells and serves several functions that are key to cellular health and productivity.

How a Phospholipid Bilayer Is Both Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

4. How a Phospholipid Bilayer Is Both Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

In this lesson, we will learn what gives phospholipids a dual personality. How can this molecule be both hydrophobic and hydrophilic, and why is this important to a cell?

Protein Synthesis in Cells: Process & Importance

5. Protein Synthesis in Cells: Process & Importance

The DNA of the cell contains the blueprints for all the proteins in the body. These blueprints become proteins with the help of RNA and ribosomes. Follow along with this lesson to learn about the two major phases of protein synthesis: transcription and translation.

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