Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)
Learning OutcomesChapter 4
- Understand why most cells are small in size.
- Describe the function and the composition of the plasma membrane.
- Explain the principles of the cell theory.
- Differentiate between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
- Understand the importance of the nucleus and its components.
- Differentiate between rough and smooth endoplasmic reticulum both in structure and function.
- Understand how the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi apparatus interact with one another and know with which other organelles they are associated.
- Differentiate between the two energy- producing organelles of eukaryotes.
- Identify the three primary components of the cell’s cytoskeleton and how they affect cell shape, function, and movement.
- Compare and contrast bacterial flagella with eukaryotic flagella and cilia.
- Know how plant cells are fundamentally different from other kinds of cells.
- Compare the extracellular matrix of animal cells with the cell walls of plants.