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How do the methods and tools of cell biology enable and limit our understanding of the cell?

Topic

Methods & Tools of Cell Biology

Framing Question

How do the methods and tools of cell biology enable and limit our understanding of the cell?

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the usefulness and limitations of information obtained different types of microscopy.
  • Describe different strategies to break open cells and isolate cellular organelles.
  • Give an example of how the study of temperature-sensitive mutants was instrumental in elucidating the details of a cellular pathway.

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