Cellular Level of Organization Quiz

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Why are small cells advantageous?

They have a better surface-area-to-volume ratio, allowing for efficient exchange of wastes and nutrients.

What is the size range of cells?

Mostly less than 1 mm; some are even as small as 1 μm.

What is the Cell Theory?

Organisms are composed of cells, which are the basic units of structure and function, and come only from pre-existing cells.

What are the fundamental types of cells discussed in the text?

Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells

What is the surface-area-to-volume ratio of a 1-cm cube compared to a 4-cm cube?

6:1 for the 1-cm cube and 1.5:1 for the 4-cm cube.

What are the basic units of structure and function in organisms according to the Cell Theory?

Cells

Where do cells come from according to the Cell Theory?

Pre-existing cells

What is the size range of most cells?

Less than 1 mm

Why are small cells likely to have an adequate surface area for exchanging wastes for nutrients?

They have a higher surface-area-to-volume ratio

What is the surface-area-to-volume ratio of a 1-cm cube compared to a 4-cm cube?

6:1

Test your knowledge of the cellular level of organization with this quiz. Explore topics such as cell theory, cell structure, and the visual range of microscopes. Challenge yourself with questions about the basic units of structure and function in organisms.

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