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Virtual Cell

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To Quote the site: "Simulation of a single plant cell. In real life it would be very difficult to isolate it like this. But then, this is a virtual cell. As you look around this cell things should look real, however they are models that are only an approximation of the real things. And since we do not want to deceive you, but teach you, we included real electron micrographs. Look at them and keep in touch with reality." The site allows you to explore the cell membrane, chloroplast, thylakoid,... More
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Material Type: Simulation
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Date Added to MERLOT: April 18, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 14, 2016
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
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Language: English
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23 weeks ago

pyle tena (Teacher (K-12))

When an organism grows,the cells it is made of becomes bigger.When it gets too big,then the surface area volume ratio becomes so small that gaseous exchange cannot take place. Growth usually involves cell division in order to make new ones.