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Cell Structure and Cell Organelles

BiochemieBiologische GrundlagenZellmorphologie

Cytology is introduced by means of illustrations, animations, and a comprehensive collection of references and selected links.


  • Prof. Dr. Alfred Maelicke
  • Dr. Thomas Waßmer


  • Dr. Caroll Pohl-Ferry

Learning objective

  • Introduction to the structure and most important components of cells. Knowledge of the endosymbiotic theory and differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

membrane, cell, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, endosymbiotic theory, metabolism, nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondrion, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, dictyosome, lysosome, peroxisome, ribosome, cytoskeleton, actin, microfilament, microtubules