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Chapter 6: A Tour of the Cell
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light microscope (LM)
"an optical instrument with lenses that refract (bend) visible light to magnify images of specimens"
"Any of several membrane-enclosed structures with specialized functions, suspended in the cytosol of eukaryotic cells"
electron microscope (EM)
"a microscope that uses magnets to focus an electron beam on or through a specimen, resulting in resolving power a thousandfold greater than that of a light microscope. A transmission electron microscope (TEM) is used to study the internal structure of thin sections of cells. A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is used to study the fine details of cell surfaces"
scanning electron microscope (SEM)
"A microscope that uses an electron beam to scan the surface of a sample to study details of its topography"
transmission electron microscope (TEM)
"A microscope that passes an electron beam through very thin sections and is primarily used to study the internal ultrastructure of cells"
"The disruption of a cell and separation of its parts by centrifugation"
"The semifluid portion of the cytoplasm"
"A type of cell with a membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed organelles. Organisms with eukaryotic cells (protists, plants, fungi, and animals) are called eukaryotes"
"A type of cell lacking a membrane-enclosed nucleus and membrane-enclosed organelles. Organisms with... (bacteria and archaea) are called prokaryotes"
"A dense region of DNA in a prokaryotic cell"
"The contents of the cell, exclusive of the nucleus and bounded by the plasma membrane"
"The membrane at the boundary of every cell that acts as a selective barrier, regulating the cell's chemical composition"
"The chromosome-containing organelle of a eukaryotic cell"
"The double membrane in a eukaryotic cell that encloses the nucleus, separating it from the cytoplasm"
"A netlike array of protein filaments lining the inner surface of the nuclear envelope; it helps maintain the shape of the nucleus"
"A cellular structure carrying genetic material, found in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells. Each... consists of one very long DNA molecule and associated proteins. (A bacterial.. usually consists of a single circular DNA molecule and associated proteins. It is found in the nucleoid region, which is not membrane bounded.)
"The complex of DNA and proteins that makes up a eukaryotic chromosome. When the cell is not dividing, ...exists in its dispersed form, as a mass of very long, thin fibers that are not visible with a light microscope"
"A specialized structure in the nucleus, consisting of chromatin regions containing ribosomal RNA genes along with ribosomal proteins imported from the cytoplasmic site of rRNA synthesis and ribosomal subunit assembly"
"A complex of rRNA and protein molecules that functions as a site of protein synthesis in the cytoplasm; consists of a large and a small subunit. In eukaryotic cells, each subunit is assembled in the nucleolus"
"The collection of membranes inside and around a eukaryotic cell, related either through direct physical contact or by the transfer of membranous vesicles; includes the smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi apparatus, lysosomes, and vacuoles"
"A sac made of membrane in the cytoplasm"
endoplasmic reticulum (ER)
"An extensive membranous network in eukaryotic cells, continuous with the outer nuclear membrane and composed of ribosome-studded (rough) and ribosome-free (smooth) regions"
"That portion of the endoplasmic reticulum that is free of ribosomes"
"That portion of the endoplasmic reticulum studded with ribosomes"
"A protein with one or more carbohydrates covalently attached to it"
"A tiny membranous sac in a cell's cytoplasm carrying molecules produced by the cell"
"An organelle in eukaryotic cells consisting of stacks of flat membranous sacs that modify, store, and route products of the endoplasmic reticulum and synthesize some products, notably non-cellulose carbohydrates"
"A membrane-enclosed sac of hydrolytic enzymes found in the cytoplasm of animal cells and some protists"
"A type of endocytosis in which large particulate substances are taken up by a cell. It is carried out by some protists and by certain immune cells of animals (in mammals, mainly macrophages, neutrophils, and dendritic cells)"
"A membranous sac formed by phagocytosis of microorganisms or particles to be used as food by the cell"
"A membranous sac that helps move excess water out of certain fresh-water protists"
"A membranous sac in a mature plant cell with diverse roles in reproduction, growth, and development"
"An organelle in eukaryotic cells that serves as the site of cellular respiration"
"An organelle found in plants and photosynthetic protists that absorbs sunlight and uses it to drive the synthesis of organic compounds from carbon dioxide and water"
"An organelle containing enzymes that transfer hydrogen (H2) from various substrates to oxygen (O2), producing and then degrading hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)"
"An infolding of the inner membrane of a mitochondrion that houses electron transport chains and molecules of the enzyme catalyzing the synthesis of ATP (ATP synthase)"
"The compartment of the mitochondrion enclosed by the inner membrane and containing enzymes and substrates for the citric acid cycle"
"One of a family of closely related organelles that includes chloroplasts, chromoplasts, and amyloplasts (leucoplasts). ...are found in cells of photosynthetic organisms"
"A flattened membranous sac inside a chloroplast. ...exist in an interconnected system in the chloroplast and contain the molecular 'machinery' used to convert light energy to chemical energy"
"A stack of membrane-bounded thylakoids in the chloroplast. ...fuction in the light reactions of photosynthesis"
"Within the chloroplast, the dense fluid of the chloroplast surrounding the thylakoid membrane; involved in the sythesis of organic molecules from carbon dioxide and water"
"A network of microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments that branch throughout the cytoplasm and serve a variety of mechanical, transport, and signaling functions"
"A protein that interacts with cytoskeletal elements and other cell components, producing movement of the whole cell or parts of the cell"
"A hollow rod composed of tubulin proteins that make up part of the cytoskeleton in all eukaryotic cells and is found in cilia and flagella"
"Structure present in the cytoplasm of animal cells, important during cell division; functions as a microtubule-organizing center. A... has two centrioles"
"A structure in the centrosome of an animal cell composed of a cylinder of microtubule triplets arranged in a 9 + 0 pattern. A centrosome has a pair of..."
"A short cellular appendage containing microtubules. A motile... is specialized for locomotion and is formed from a core of nine outer doublet microtubules and two inner single microtubules (the '9 + 2' arrangement) ensheathed in an extension of the plasma membrane. A primary... is usually nonmotile and plays a sensory and signaling role; it lacks the two inner microtubules (the '9 + 2' arrangement)"
"A long cellular appendage specialized for locomotion. Like motile cilia, eukaryotic... have a core with nine outer doublet microtubules and two inner single microtubules ensheathed in an extension of the plasma membrane. Prokaryotic... have a different structure"
"A eukaryotic cell structure consisting of a 9 + 0 arrangement of microtubule triplets. The... may organize the microtubule assembly of a cilium or flagellum and is structurally very similar to a centriole"
"In cilia and flagella, a large contractile protein extending from one microtubule doublet to the adjacent doublet. ATP hydrolysis drives changes in... shape that lead to bending of cilia and flagella"
"A cable composed of actin proteins in the cytoplasm of almost every eukaryotic cell, making up part of the cytoskeleton and acting alone or with myosin to cause cell contraction; also known as an actin filament"
"A globular protein that links into chains, two of which twist helically about each other, forming microfilaments (actin filaments) in muscle and other kinds of cells"
"The outer region of cytoplasm in a eukaryotic cell, lying just under the plasma membrane, that has a more gel-like consistency than the inner regions, due to the presence of multiple microfilaments"
"A type of protein filament that acts as a motor protein with actin filaments to cause cell contraction"
"A cellular extension of amoeboid cells used in moving and feeding"
"A circular flow of cytoplasm, involving myosin and actin filaments, that speeds the distribution of materials within cells"
"A component of the cytoskeleton that includes filaments intermediate in size between microtubules and microfilaments"
"A protective layer external to the plasma membrane in the cells of plants, prokaryotes, fungi, and some protists. Polysaccharides such as cellulose (in plants and some protists), chitin (in fungi), and peptidoglycan (in bacteria) are an important structural component of cell walls"
primary cell wall
"In plants, a relatively thin and flexible layer first secreted by a young cell"
"In plants, a thin layer of adhesive extracellular material, primarily pectins found between the primary walls of adjacent young cells"
secondary cell wall
"In plants, a strong and durable matrix often deposited in several laminated layers for cell protection and support"
extracellular matrix (ECM)
"The substance in which animal cells are embedded, consisting of protein and polysaccharides synthesized and secreted by cells"
"A glycoprotein in the extracellular matrix of animal cells that forms strong fibers, found extensively in connective tissue and bone; the most abundant protein in the animal kingdom"
"A glycoprotein consisting of a small core protein with many carbohydrate chains attached, found in the extracellular matrix of animal cells. A... may consist of up to 95% carbohydrate"
"A glyoprotein that helps animal cells attach to the extracellular matrix"
"In animal cells, a transmembrane receptor protein that interconnects the extracellular matrix and the cytoskeleton"
"An open channel in the cell wall of a plant through which strands of cytosol connect from an adjacent cell"
"A type of intercellular junction in animal cells that prevents the leakage of material between cells"
"A type of intercellular junction in animal cells that functions as a rivet"
"A type of intercellular junction in animals that allows the passage of materials between cells"
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