Cell Biology Bits
Written by: CJ Kazilek

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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.

Flashcard facts and information about cells

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.

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  • Article: Cell Bits
  • Author(s): CJ Kazilek
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: September 11, 2014
  • Date accessed: December 16, 2018
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/cell-bits

APA Style

CJ Kazilek. (2014, September 11). Cell Bits. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved December 16, 2018 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/cell-bits

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

Chicago Manual of Style

CJ Kazilek. "Cell Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 11 September, 2014. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/cell-bits

MLA 2017 Style

CJ Kazilek. "Cell Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 11 Sep 2014. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 16 Dec 2018. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/biology-bits/cell-bits

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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