Cell organelles and microscopy

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Cell organelles and microscopy
Cells and functions of cells
Welcome to the tutoring wiki for BIOL 200. Here is where you'll find learning objectives for Unit 1 of BIOL 200 and some detailed explanations for slightly more challenging topics.
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Cell organization and organelles

Critically discuss the classic definitions of cells and organelles.

Describe the major classes of eukaryotic cell organelles and their functions.


Recognize all major organelle classes in light and electron micrographs.

Distinguish among light micrographs (including fluorescence micrographs), transmission electron micrographs and scanning electron micrographs.

Discuss the major advantages and limitations of light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy.

Relate the relative sizes of cell components to the type of microscopy that can be used as tools to detect and study them.