Cells are the smallest unit of life. Our bodies are made of hundreds of types of cells, and trillions of different cells. In school, we learn a lot about how cells make energy, defend our bodies, and make our bodies grow. But there's at least one major idea we don't often hear much about: Nuclear-cytoplasmic ratios. NC ratios are how big the nucleus of a cell is compared to the cytoplasm in the cell. Certain types of cells should have specific NC ratios... and if they don't, it could tell you that something is wrong with the cell. Learn more about what NC ratios can tell us in Cell Size SIM.
To learn more about cells, visit our story page about The Building Blocks of Life.
Dr. Biology. (2023, June 21). Cell Size SIM. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 26, 2023 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-size-sim
Dr. Biology. "Cell Size SIM". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 21 June, 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-size-sim
Dr. Biology. "Cell Size SIM". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 21 Jun 2023. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 26 Sep 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-size-sim