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Cell Structure Overview - Chapter Summary
During the process of going through these lessons, you will deepen your knowledge of cell structure. This interactive chapter can assist you with understanding microtubules and microfilaments. You will also get a better understanding of how centrioles function. After reviewing the lessons, you should be ready to:
- Discuss different types of membrane-bound organelles in eukaryotic cells
- Differentiate between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
- Explain how the cytoskeleton works
- Define and discuss the structure of centrioles
- Recall what makes plant cells different
- List major types of plastids
These lessons can assist you with quickly getting up to speed on cell structure. Vocabulary words are highlighted in bold for quick reference. Additionally, each lesson includes a full written transcript that you can print and use as a study guide.
1. Membrane-Bound Organelles in Eukaryotic Cells
Eukaryotic cells have several types of organelles working inside them. In this lesson, we will examine the various types of membrane-bound organelles and their functions.
2. Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences
In this lesson, we discuss the similarities and differences between the eukaryotic cells of your body and prokaryotic cells such as bacteria. Eukaryotes organize different functions within specialized membrane-bound compartments called organelles. These structures do not exist in prokaryotes.
3. The Cytoskeleton: Microtubules and Microfilaments
In this lesson, we'll learn about the cytoskeleton of your cells. This network of microtubules, intermediate filaments, and microfilaments helps different types of cells maintain a unique set of characteristics, including shape and movement.
4. Centriole: Definition, Structure & Function
This lesson is about centrioles, which are an important part of cells. We will learn about what a centriole is, what it's made of, and what its role is in different cells.
5. Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole
In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the things that make plant cells so different from our cells. In addition to being mean, green photosynthesizing machines, plant cells have cell walls and central vacuoles to make them unique!
6. Plastids: Definition, Structure, Types & Functions
Plastids are found in plants and some algae. They are necessary for essential life processes, like photosynthesis and food storage. Read this lesson to learn about major types of plastids and what they do to sustain life.
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