|Cells throughout the body exhibit a
great degree of variation, both in morphology and function. However,
many cellular structures are common to almost all cell types.
Developing your ability to visually recognize specific cell
structures in light and electron micrographs will help you not only
in your quest to identify tissues and organs, but also to interpret
In this session, we will look at the plasma membrane, membranous
organelles, cytoskeleton, and nucleus. Along with the nucleus we
will consider cell division.
The learning objectives for this module are:
- Describe the general structure and function of the cellular
organelles and nucleus.
- Interpret cell function based on structural features.
- Identify cellular organelles and nuclei as they appear in H&E
stained specimens and transmission electron micrographs.
We'll start with the