Bacteria: one-celled, microscopic organisms that grow and multiply everywhere on Earth. They can be either useful or harmful to animals... more
Cell: a tiny building block that contains all the information necessary for the survival of any plant or animal. It is also the smallest unit of life... more
Digest: the process of breaking down food in the stomach into smaller pieces for the body to absorb.
DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid is the information "blue-print" of the cell. It is a nucleic acid and is made from building blocks called nucleotides. This genetic information is passed from parent to child... more
Macrophage: an immune cell that engulfs foreign material and dead cells... more
Nucleus: where DNA stays in the cell, plural is nuclei.
Biology Bits stories are a great way for you to learn about biology a little bit at a time. We’ve broken down information into pieces that are very tiny—bite-sized biology cards. Cutting out the cards will let you organize them however you want, or use them as flashcards while you read.
This set of bits will teach you about the tiny pieces that you are made of: your very own cells. To learn more about the science behind your cells, visit Building Blocks of Life.
Play the slide show from the beginning or pick a slide to begin with by clicking on a slide below.
CJ Kazilek. (2014, September 11). Cell Bits. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 3, 2021 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/cell-bits
CJ Kazilek. "Cell Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 11 September, 2014. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/cell-bits
CJ Kazilek. "Cell Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 11 Sep 2014. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 3 Mar 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/cell-bits
Here are some pieces of biology that you can sink your teeth into. One bit at a time.