Types of Cells

Watch these short videos for another look at the different types of cells (prokaryotes and eukaryotes), intracellular and extracellular fluid, the nucleolus which builds ribosomes, and the other organelles, such as the mitochondria which create ATP from glucose, ribosomes, and chloroplasts, that inhabit them. Again, it is important to know the structures and functions of each organelle. The final video in the series discusses the cytoskeleton which is made out of protein filaments and helps with cell movement.

After you have watched the series of videos, you should be able to describe the structure and function of all organelles in the cell, explain how organelles control protein synthesis in the cytoplasm, discuss the difference in organelles between plant and animal cells, list the components of the endomembrane system, describe the energy conversions carried out by mitochondria and chloroplasts, and describe the functions of the cytoskeleton.

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