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BIOL 4610: Cell Biology

School: Clemson University

Number of Notes and Study Guides Available: 16

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Why Flamingos Are Pink: The Role of Diet in Coloration
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Uncover why flamingos, genetically predisposed to white feathers, sport a pink hue. Dismissing influences like weather and DNA mutations, the mystery unravels with diet: the intake of carotenoids from their food which overrides their genetic blueprint

Why Cancer Cells Remain Undifferentiated: Key Characteristics
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Explore the characteristics that distinguish normal cells from cancer cells in this informative video. Learn how normal cells perform specialized functions for overall health, while cancer cells grow uncontrollably. Discover why cancer cells lack differentiation, ignore reproduction control signals, and their connection to the absence of radical scavengers, all leading to their uncontrolled proliferation.

Nephron Processes: From Filtration to Urine Concentration Explained
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Explore the nephron's role in kidney function, focusing on its five crucial processes. Understand filtration's non-selectivity compared to the discriminative nature of other processes. Gain insights into the kidney's intricate balance and selectivity.

Metanephridia vs. Nephrons: Earthworm & Mammal Waste Management
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This videos teaches the mechanisms behind waste elimination in earthworms and mammals. Learn how metanephridia in earthworms and nephrons in mammalian kidneys work differently to perform crucial functions. Clear up common misconceptions and deepen your understanding of these biological systems.

Ion Pumps & Phagocytosis: Which Transport Types?
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Explore active and passive transport and understand how ion pumps and phagocytosis fit in. Discover endocytosis as an active transport where cells engulf particles. Differentiate between active transport mechanisms and passive methods like facilitated diffusion.

Simplifying Phylogenetic Trees: Parsimony & Evolutionary Change
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Explore the application of parsimony in constructing phylogenetic trees, emphasizing simplicity in scientific explanations and its relation to evolutionary changes. Learn about various options for tree construction and the core concept of choosing the most parsimonious representation

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