Biology: A Guide to the Natural World

Chapter 4: End of Chapter Quiz

Self-Study Quiz: Understanding the Basics

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1. Jerome has strep throat, a bacterial infection. The cause of the infection is  

2. Where would you expect to find a cytoskeleton?  

3. Suppose Dr. Hyde found a cell that had many mitochondria, a nucleus, a cell wall made of cellulose, and an endoplasmic reticulum, as well as many other parts. He might assume that he has found  

4. Cells in the pancreas manufacture large amounts of protein. Which of these would you expect to find a large amount of, or number of, in pancreatic cells?  

5. Suppose that a cell could be seen to lack intermediate filaments. Which of these would be the most likely effect of this condition?  

6. Heart muscle cells have a number of gap junctions connecting them to their adjoining cells. From this you can conclude that heart muscle cells  

7. Which is the correct ranking of these “small” things, from smallest to largest? (Use typical sizes.)  

8. Cells need large amounts of ribosomal RNA to make proteins. The ribosomal RNA is made in a specialized structure known as _____, which is found in _____.  

9. Many antibiotics work by blocking the function of ribosomes. Therefore, these antibiotics will:  

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