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What are Cells Like?: Introduction (02:03)


Cells are basic units of living things. Microscopes enabled us to study cells for the first time. Various cell types with different functions comprise tissue in complex organisms. Learn about muscle, skin and neuron cell shapes.

Cellular Function (05:49)

All cells have chromosomes except for viruses. Cells behave as factories and respond to environmental stimuli. Hear functions of the nucleus, cytoplasm and membrane found in animal and plant cells. Single celled organisms move independently.

Cellular Reproduction (02:04)

Cells divide to form new cells, transmitting genetic information in DNA and chromosomes. Learn about mitosis and meiosis.

What are Cells Like?: Summary (02:15)

Nearly all living beings are composed of cells; they form tissues of varying function in complex organisms. Animal and plant cells have nuclei that contain chromosomes and control cellular function. Cells reproduce through division.

Credits: What Are Cells Like? (00:48)

Credits: What Are Cells Like?

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What Are Cells Like?

Part of the Series : Just the Facts Biology Genetics Series
3-Year Streaming Price: $99.95



It is microscopic but has a huge presence in this world—it is a cell! Cells are the basic units that form all living things. All existing organisms are either cells themselves or made up of cells. Explore the cell’s composition, quantity, size, and characteristics. Learn all about cellular functions, chromosomes, how DNA chains are formed, the composition of viruses, the composition of cells, the nucleus, the cytoplasm, the membrane, the differences between animal and plant cells, cellular reproduction, mitosis, and meiosis.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL155048

Copyright date: ©2013

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