BIS 104 PQ 5 Spring 2010

BIS 104 PQ 5 Spring 2010 - a. Calculate the cytoplasmic...

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BIS 104 PQ 5 Spring 2010 5. Most cells that make up tissues of eulkaryotic organisms are not spherical in shape. However, for the purpose of this question, let’s assume that a cell is a perfect sphere. To answer the question you must know the following: Surface area of a sphere = (4) (pi) (radius squared) Volume of a sphere = (4/3) (pi) (radius cubed)
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Unformatted text preview: a. Calculate the cytoplasmic volume of a cell that has a diameter of 20 micrometers (um). Express this volume in picoliters (pl). b. Calculate the total plasma membrane surface area of this cell. c. What do you think the approximate mass (weigh) of this cell would be? d. What do you think is the largest cell type in your body? The smallest type?...
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