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NYSTCE Biology: Cell Communication - Chapter Summary
Studying for the NTSTCE Biology exam means reviewing concepts that you may not have explored in years. By watching the lessons in this chapter, you can revisit the basics of cell communication to ensure you're prepared to:
- Describe the basics of cell communication
- Explain signal reception in cells
- Discuss transduction in cells
- Showcase an understanding of cellular response in signals
Subject matter experts have created detailed lessons that are fun and engaging to watch. Visit the videos often and watch them in any sequence to make sure you absorb that information in a manner that works for you.
NYSTCE Biology: Cell Communication Chapter Objectives
The NYSTCE Biology exam is a content specialty test required for educators seeking or holding their initial teaching certificate who want to teach this specific subject in the New York State classroom. The exam consists of 90 selected-response questions and 1 constructed-response question and requires a passing score of 220. The topics covered in this cell communication chapter are located in Subarea II of the exam, which focuses on cell biology and biochemistry. This subarea constitutes approximately 17% of the total exam.
In addition to watching the video lessons in this chapter, you can access full video transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words to enhance your studies. Self-assessment quizzes with the lessons can test your readiness to tackle questions related to cell communication on the exam.
1. An Overview of Cell Communication
Cellular communication is an important process that allows cells to pass signals to one another. In this video lesson, you will be introduced to the process of cellular communication, identifying the three steps of cellular signaling in organisms.
2. Signal Reception in Cells
Our cells 'talk' to each other all the time through chemical signals. The first step of this process, reception, is a critical component. In this video lesson you will learn about this step in cell communication as well as understand its overall importance.
3. Transduction in Cells
Once a cellular signal is received, a chain of events begins that helps the receiving cell decode the signal. In this video lesson you will learn about this second step of cellular communication and its importance to the overall process.
4. Cellular Responses to Signals
After reception of a signaling molecule and movement of that signal through transduction, the cell can now respond. There are different types of cellular response as well as different mechanisms the cell uses to make this process more efficient.
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