BIO 331 - Cell Biology (3)


As the smallest unit of living organisms, cells engage in a tremendous array of activities with the purposes of maintaining their boundaries; responding to and initiating communication and interaction with neighboring cells and environments; storing, maintaining, copying and sharing their genetic material; assembling and disassembling their cytoskeletons for structural support and movement; acquiring, converting, storing and using energy; and assembly and disassembly of complex biological molecules including proteins to carry out each of these cellular activities. Students taking cell biology will consider the systems and structures necessary for homeostasis, cellular activities and cell survival and the central role that cell biology research plays in life science discovery.

Prerequisite: Must have a C- or better in BIO 110 , BIO 111 , BIO 112  or with permission.
Offered spring term.


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