Study Guide

Cells Topics

Structures in All Eukaryotic Cells

We're going to start with eukaryotic cells even though they tend to be more complex than...

Structures in Most Eukaryotic Cells

Most eukaryotes have these, but some don't.MitochondriaAll cells need energy to grow, reproduce,...

Structures Only in Plant (and Other) Cells

Now, we move on to the fun stuff that you only wish you had in your cells. It's okay to be...

Structures Only in Animal Cells

It's time to discuss our very own special set of cellular goods.CentriolesThe centriole is a...

Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function

The vast majority of cells on Earth are prokaryotic, so we are in the minority. Do you feel...

The Plasma Membrane

All biological membranes are made of two main components: Phosphorus, or phosphate groups...

Nuclear Membranes

Another important membrane is the one surrounding the nucleus.How does it look different from the...

Mitochondrial Membranes

Mitochondria, like nuclei, have two phospholipid bilayers. The bilayer closest to the cytoplasm,...

Chloroplast Membranes

Just like in mitochondria, the membranes of the chloroplast provide the basis for chloroplast...

Membrane Transport

Up until now, we have talked a lot about the structure of different membranes found throughout,...

Common Mistakes

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Made From Trees

What is Life? A Guide to Biology by Jay Phelan (W.H. Freeman and Company, 2009).Cell Biology: A...