The Cytoplasm

Objectives

When you have completed this section, you should be able to

  • list the main organelles of a cell, describe their structure, and explain their functions;
  • describe the cytoskeleton and its functions; and
  • give some examples of cell inclusions and explain how inclusions differ from organelles.

Saladin: Anatomy & 3. Cellular Form and Text

Physiology: The Unity of Function Form and Function, Third Edition

116 Part One Organization of the Body

We now probe more deeply into the cell to study the structures in the cytoplasm. These are classified into three groups—organelles, cytoskeleton, and inclusions—all embedded in the clear, gelatinous cytosol.

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Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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