Outline 08 2008 - Lecture 08: THE COMPOSITION OF CELLS...

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Lecture 08: THE COMPOSITION OF CELLS Summary. From the smallest bacterium to the largest plant or animal, all living organisms are composed of cells. All cells share several basic features. In this lecture, we take an overview of “typical” bacterial and eukaryotic cell structures. We shall cover descriptions of intracellular organelles, membrane systems, and macromolecular structures and describe their function. Reading Assignment Campbell, N. A. and Reece, J. B. (2008). Biology. Chapter 6 (pp. 94-124). Objectives 1. To understand the importance of the cell theory, which states that all organisms are composed of cells, that cells are similarly organized, that a cell is the smallest unit of independent life, and that all cells arise from existing cells. 2. To appreciate that cell structure relates to function, and that cell composition is specified at different scales: macroscopic, microscopic, ultrastructural, and molecular. 3.
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