Cell Structure Part 2 Concept Review
by John Lundy
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
A review assignment looking at the differences in cells and the tools we used to find those differences
If a peripheral membrane protein were synthesized in the lumen (inside) of the ER, would it end up on the
inside or outside of the plasma membrane? Explain

When viewing a specimen through a light microscope,
scientists use ________ to distinguish the individual
components of cells.
a. a beam of electrons
b. radioactive isotopes
c. special stains
d. high temperatures
The ________ is the basic unit of life.
a. organism
b. cell
c. tissue
d. organ
20. In your everyday life, you have probably noticed that
certain instruments are ideal for certain situations. For
example, you would use a spoon rather than a fork to eat
soup because a spoon is shaped for scooping, while soup
would slip between the tines of a fork. The use of ideal
instruments also applies in science. In what situation(s)
would the use of a light microscope be ideal, and why?

21. In what situation(s) would the use of a scanning
electron microscope be ideal, and why?

26. You already know that ribosomes are abundant in red
blood cells. In what other cells of the body would you find
them in great abundance? Why?

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