MIT Cell and Molecular Biology Online
Structure and Function Cells
- Chemical Components
- Monosaccharides; disaccharides; polysaccharides
- Proteins: amino acids, three-letter symbol; structure of proteins
- Chemical structure: apoenzyme and coenzyme
- Model for enzyme action: enzyme binds with substrate: General description of the enzyme model.
- Enzyme of interest: “Ubiquitin cartoon-2-” by Rogerdodd – Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ubiquitin_cartoon-2-.png#mediavie…
- Nucleic Acids: DNA, RNA
- DNA Binding Motifs: Research on DNA binding and bending in yeast.
- DNA Miniprep Synopsis
- Other important compounds
Plant cells are surrounded by a cell wall. This site is hosted by the University of Georgia and provides extensive information the plant cell wall to include
structures, development, pathogens, and resource sites.
- Cell metabolism: Provides a basic overview of cell metabolism
With permission, Ophardt, C. E., PhD (2003). Virtual Chembook: Elmhurst College.
- Carbohydrate Metabolism: Provides an overview of carbohydrate metabolism that describes the schematic above that details the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and lipid.
- Anaerobic breakdown (anaerobic respiration) of glucose: glycolysis.
- Aerobic breakdown (aerobic respiration) of glucose: Provides diagram.
- Dissimilation of fats and proteins
- Protein synthesis
- Transport through membranes
- Mitosis and meiosis
- Prokaryotic cell organization:Cellular and Genetic Organization of Prokaryotes, Penn State.
- Scale of size: Powers of Ten: Depicts the relative scale of the universe in factors of ten: Provides a sense of scale as well as a brief overview of the universe and evolution.
- Virtual Bacterial Identification Lab: Familiarizes student with the science and techniques used to identify different types of bacteria based on their DNA sequences with techniques applicable to a wide variety of settings, including scientific research and forensic labs.
- Bacteria: Site provides images and descriptions of bacteria morphology.
- Dr. Kenneth Todar’s Online Textbook of Bacteriology University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Chemotrophs: Includes images and description of chemotrophs.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information: Molecular, protein, and genetic databases; taxonomy, and many more resources and tools.
- Biotechnology: National Agricultural Library. Provides an overview of biotech in fields such as food, fish, plants, and biofuels.
- Fermentation: Basic resource with helpful links.
- Bing Fermentation Images: Array of images relating to fermentation.
- A Brief History of Fermentation, East and West: History of fermented foods in general, and of the study of fermentation itself, especially food fermentations, including related disciplines such as mycology, bacteriology, and biochemistry.
- Genetic Manipulation of Organisms
- GFP: Site focusing on the green fluorescent protein (GFP) information.
- Genetic Manipulation of Animals: Overview of genetic manipulation methods in animals.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES RELATED TO CELL BIOLOGY
- CellsAlive: Interactive animation on plant and animal cells. Free while on site.
The Cell: A Molecular Approach. 2nd edition. The Cell is focused on the molecular biology of cells as a unifying theme, with specialized topics discussed throughout the book as examples of more general principles.
- University of Utah Genetics Learning Center: Amazing Cells: Animations of plant and animal cell components, communication, evolution, size and scale, and videos of live cells.
- Parasitology: The wall charts and brief history of Rudolf (Karl Georg Friedrich) Leuckart, “Father of Parisitology”.