BiOcHeM tUtOrIaLs

heyy….well i’ve learnt something new in class today.

Did you know that the difference between cytosol and cytoplasm in the cell is that the cytosol is aqueous substance without the organelles full of proteins that control cell metabolism including signal transduction pathways, glycolysis, intracellular receptors, and transcription factors. On the other hand the cytoplasm contain both the organelles and cytoplasm suspended in it.

Video

Parts of a cell and it’s functions:

I am sure that after watching this video you would know ALL the components of the cell…it’s a very catchy tune with a lil rhyming. Be sure to look at it!

Components of a cell:
cell membrane
mitochondria
nucleus
chromosome
cytoplasm
endoplasmic reticulum
golgi complex
ribosomes
lysosome
centriole
spindle
cell wall
chloroplast
vacuole

This video was beneficial in identifying the different parts of both plant and animal cell of eukaryotes. The song is very catchy and the use of graphics was excellent.
A point to note is that animal cells do no have a cell wall or chloroplast but contain lysosomes and centrioles which are absent in a plant cell.

INTRODUCING me: Neerie

Hey to my bloggers! My name is Neermala Ragoonanan.  I am a year one student at the University of the West Indies where I am presently pursuing my BSc degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology in the faculty of Science and Technology. My aspirations in life is to become an environmentalist working at a local or foreign firm or even one day creating my own firm in aiming towards protection and conservation of the environment. I am not a chemistry loving person ever since but at my first few classes of  BIOL 1362 I found it to be rather interesting, easy and understandable. However, I know it’s just the start and as time goes by the work would get harder and tougher.  I believe that my lecturer knows his work thus I am in good hands and hope not only to pass this biochemistry course but to obtain a grade A. I enjoy movie nights with my roomies, reading, dancing and playing cricket with my bro and cousins.

Well…that’s me Neerie. I created this blog so that I can share pictures, videos, reflections, study questions, etc. Therefore, I intend for this blog to be informative, interactive and FUN!!!