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Unformatted text preview: BIOL0126 Fundamentals of Biology Dr. W. Y. Lui (15 lectures and tutorials) Office: Rm4N10 Kadoorie Biol. Sci. Bldg. Email: wylui@hku.hk (use BIOL0126 as subject when email me) Course Outline 1. Cellular components 2. Food consumption and energy 3. Cells stick to each other to form tissue and organ 4. Cell division and cell cycle 5. Cell growth and survival 6. Growing cells in the laboratory 7. Tissue engineering and applications 8. Reproduction systems What is “a cell”?- The smallest unit that retains the characteristics of life What are the characteristics of life? Structural organization of animal cells- Differ in size, shape, and activities Structural organization of animal cells- They are alike in three respects (i) an outermost plasma membrane (ii) a region of cytoplasm (iii) a defined nucleus Plasma membrane Cytoplasm/Cytosol Nucleus (i) Plasma membrane- Consists of a lipid bilayer in which many different kinds of proteins are embedded- Helps maintain the cell as a distinct entity and...
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