- 3.1: Describe the structure of the plasma membrane.
- 3.2: List three functions of the plasma membrane.
- 3.3: Give the function of each of the following organelles: ribosome, Go...
- 3.4: Give the function of the nucleus and nucleolus.
- 3.5: Explain the difference between chromatin and chromosomes.
- 3.6: Describe the processes of diffusion and filtration.
- 3.7: Describe the functioning of the ion pump and explain the process of...
- 3.8: What cell transport mechanism failure results in the disease cystic...
- 3.9: Describe the process of transcription.
- 3.10: Describe the process of translation.
- 3.11: List the four stages in active cell division (mitosis) and briefly ...
- 3.12: What important event in mitosis occurs during interphase?
- 3.13: Explain what would happen if a cell containing 97% water were place...
- 3.14: If one side of a DNA molecule had the following base sequence: aden...
- 3.15: If a molecule of mRNA was made from the DNA base sequence in questi...
- 3.16: During what stage of mitosis do the nuclear envelope and nuclei rea...
- 3.17: Which of the following terms refers to an increase in cell size? a....
- 3.18: Which of the following terms refers to the production of abnormal, ...
- 3.19: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.20: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.21: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.22: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.23: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.24: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.25: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.26: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
- 3.27: Match the cell structure in column A with its corresponding descrip...
Solutions for Chapter 3: Cells
Full solutions for The Human Body in Health & Disease | 6th Edition
A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements.
Rock deformation in which the rock will return to nearly its original size and shape when the stress is removed.
Environmental lapse rate
The rate of temperature decrease with increasing height in the troposphere.
The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.
Water in the zone of saturation.
Humid continental climate
A relatively severe climate characteristic of broad continents in the middle latitudes between approximately 40 and 50 degrees north latitude. This climate is not found in the Southern Hemisphere, where the middle latitudes are dominated by the oceans.
A wave-cut platform that has been exposed above sea level.
Passive continental margin
Margins that consist of a continental shelf, continental slope, and continental rise. They are not associated with plate boundaries and therefore experience little volcanism and few earthquakes.
That part of geologic time represented by rocks containing abundant fossil evidence. The eon extending from the end of the Proterozoic eon (about 540 million years ago) to the present.
As the result of paleomagnetic studies in the 1950s, researchers proposed that either the magnetic poles migrated greatly through time or the continents had gradually shifted their positions.
An Earth-centered system of the universe.
The ability of a telescope to separate objects that would otherwise appear as one.
A magnetic field opposite to that which exists at present.
The concentration of minor amounts of metals that are scattered through unweathered rock into economically valuable concentrations by weathering processes.
A depression produced in a region where soluble rock has been removed by groundwater.
Any size group of interacting parts that form a complex whole.
The concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the geologic past are essentially the same as those operating today
The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater.
The horizontal distance separating successive crests or troughs.