Bio Sci 104
Study Guide and Textbook Reading assignments (Week 1)
(Overview of Cell Machinery, Evolution, and How Cell Function Is Studied)
pages 10-42, 501-508, 510-524, 527-546, 566-568, 574-575, 579-608.
If you only have the 4
edition, here are the relevant pages:
12-44, 469-474, 478-515, 533-535, 541-543, 547-566, 574-579
The most important aspects to understand are:
the evolution into modern-day, cell-based organisms
the subcellular organelles of plant and animal cells, contrasted with the relative structural
simplicity of bacteria
the origins of multicellular organisms, the implications of cell specialization, and the
resulting need for cell-cell regulation and communication.
the various model organisms- yeast, worms, flies, mice, human, and arabidopsis
the basis, value, and limitations of the various methodologies presented (e.g. resolution
limits of light microscopes versus electron microscopes etc.).