- Summary list for topic 1.2 Ultrastructure of cells
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- 1.2 Ultrastrucure of cells quiz 1/1
Learn and test your biological vocabulary for 1.2 Ultrastructure of cells using these flash cards.
- Know and be able to draw the simple structure of Prokaryote cells
- Know and draw the compartmentalised structure of Eukaryotic cells.
- Understand that the resolving power of electron microscopes is between 10µm and 1nm
whereas light microscopes resolve details between 1mm and 1µm.
Skills and applications
- Ability to identify organelles from microscope images of cells.
- Ability to explain how the composition of organelles will be different in cells with different functions,
(e.g. goblet cells which make mucus and palisade mesophyll cells which do photosynthesis).
- Explain how the structure of prokaryotes allows them to divide by binary fission.
This diagram summaries the main sections of topic 1.2 Cell ultrastructure.
Test if you can draw your own list or concept map from memory.
How to draw a eukaryote animal cell diagram quickly in an exam.
How to identify organelles in electron microscope images and to explain how the structures relate to the cell's function.
This video help students to identify organelles and to make the link between cell structure and function.
Here is an example of a poor drawing of a prokaryotic cell.
This is what the teacher said about this diagram:
- The label lines are inaccurate.
- The flagellum is not in proportion to the cell.
- The nucleoid is incorrectly drawn.
- Cell wall and "cell membrane" are unclear.
- Missing/not labelled - plasmid, plasma membrane (not cell membrane), 70s ribosomes.
- Examiner hint - use clear solid lines and try to show size and shape in proportion.
Draw a better labelled diagram showing the correct structure of a prokaryote cell as it might be seen in an electron microscope image. (4)
This self marking multiple choice quiz contains questions covering the topic.
Test your ability to construct biological explanations using the drag and drop questions below.
Test your construction of biological knowledge using the drag and drop questions below.
Contrasting Eukaryote and Prokaryote cell structure.
Drag and drop the correct term into the gap to outline the differences between the cell structure of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.
Test your construction of biological explanations using the drag and drop questions below.
Contrasting the hereditary material of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.
Drag and drop the correct term into the gap to outline the differences between the nuclear material of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.
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