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Ch 11: FTCE Biology: Cell Biology

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Let us show you key cell biology concepts and leading thinkers in this field as you prepare for these types of questions on the FTCE Biology exam. Our video lessons and quizzes will give you the information you need to take the exam and answer related questions.

FTCE Biology: Cell Biology - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons can help you acquire information on cell biology to prepare for the FTCE Biology test. Lessons cover topics including cell structure and methods of transport. These videos should prepare you for questions on:

  • Identifying scientists and their work in cell theory
  • Naming the parts of mitochondria
  • Showing the hydrophobic and hydrophilic nature of a phospholipid bilayer
  • Describing the fluid mosaic model of the cell membrane
  • Analyzing the structure of the nucleus, ribosome, endomembrane system and cytoskeleton

These lessons and the accompanying quizzes will show you how cells function. Our instructors, all experts in the field, explain the topics in a way that makes learning pleasurable. You can even contact them if you have a question.

Objectives of the FTCE Biology: Cell Biology Chapter

Florida requires passing the FTCE Biology exam as a condition of teacher certification in biology. The questions regarding cell biology are in the section on knowledge of the interactions of cell structure and cell function. This section makes up 7% of the total test.

The FTCE Biology exam, which is computer-based, contains 120 multiple-choice questions. Our lessons all contain self-assessment quizzes, which give you a chance to practice answering these types of questions as well as gauging your knowledge of the subject.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: FTCE Biology: Cell Biology
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Major Contributors to Cell Theory

1. Major Contributors to Cell Theory

The idea that all living things are made up of cells which can only come from other living cells, is known as cell theory. In this lesson, we take a look at the scientists who helped to further its understanding.

Mitochondria Structure: Cristae, Matrix and Inner & Outer Membrane

2. Mitochondria Structure: Cristae, Matrix and Inner & Outer Membrane

If you want to make it through the day, you're going to need some energy. In this lesson, we'll learn about the organelle that supplies this energy, the mitochondrion, and why this cell structure appreciates the time you took to eat breakfast this morning!

How a Phospholipid Bilayer Is Both Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic

3. 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?

The Fluid Mosaic Model of the Cell Membrane

4. The Fluid Mosaic Model of the Cell Membrane

In this lesson, we will discuss the components of the cell membrane and why the fluid mosaic model paints the best picture of its structure. We'll learn about the roles of the phospholipid bilayer, cholesterol, proteins and carbohydrates.

Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

5. Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

In this lesson, we'll discover how some cells can eat, drink, and digest their dinner through the process of endocytosis and a structure called the lysosome. In addition, we'll learn how a cell can throw out the leftovers across the cell membrane during exocytosis.

Structure of the Nucleus: Nucleolus, Nuclear Membrane, and Nuclear Pores

6. Structure of the Nucleus: Nucleolus, Nuclear Membrane, and Nuclear Pores

In this lesson, we'll discuss the organization and importance of the nucleus in your cells. This is the membrane-bound structure responsible for containing all the genetic material essential to making you who you are.

The Ribosome: Structure, Function and Location

7. The Ribosome: Structure, Function and Location

The ribosome is the cellular structure responsible for decoding your DNA. In this lesson, we'll learn about ribosome structure, function and location - characteristics that make it a very good genetic translator.

The Endomembrane System: Functions & Components

8. The Endomembrane System: Functions & Components

In this lesson, we'll learn about the endomembrane system, which consists of the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus. This system is important in making, packaging, and shipping all sorts of goodies for the cell to use!

The Cytoskeleton: Microtubules and Microfilaments

9. 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.

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