• Cells and Transport

    Cells & Transport

    What's important?
    (14% of focus)
    • Describe the fundamental roles of plastids (e.g. chloroplast) and mitochondria in energy transformation
    • Describe how the structure of the plasma membrane allows it to function as a regulatory structure and/or a protective barrier for a cell
    • Compare the mechanisms that transport materials across the plasma membrane (i.e. passive transport - diffusion, osmosis, facilitated diffusion; and active transport - pumps, endocytosis, exocytosis)
    • Describe how membrane-bound cellular organelles (e.g. endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus) facilitate the transport of materials within a cell
    • Describe the role ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and the nucleus if the production of specific types of proteins