1. Cells and Tissues

  1. Stephen R. Bolsover1,
  2. Jeremy S. Hyams2,
  3. Elizabeth A. Shephard3,
  4. Hugh A. White3 and
  5. Claudia G. Wiedemann1

Published Online: 27 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047146158X.ch1

Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition

Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bolsover, S. R., Hyams, J. S., Shephard, E. A., White, H. A. and Wiedemann, C. G. (2003) Cells and Tissues, in Cell Biology: A Short Course, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047146158X.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, University College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Biology, University College, London, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 14 NOV 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471263937

Online ISBN: 9780471461586

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Keywords:

  • cell concept;
  • microscope;
  • electron microscope;
  • prokaryote;
  • eukaryote;
  • virus;
  • endosymbiotic;
  • tissue;
  • plant

Summary

In this chapter we introduce the cell concept and describe how cells are viewed using microscopes. We introduce eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Animals and plants are each composed of a number of distinct tissues. Viruses are not cells but are composed of the same building blocks and use cellular machinery to reproduce.