The Histology Guide

Objectives

After following this topic, you should be able to

  1. Describe a plasma membrane, and cell nucleus and nucleolus, and state their functions.
  2. Summarise the structure of eight cytoplasmic organelles and relate it to their function.
  3. Name two energy-providing storage products, and two pigments produced by cells.
  4. Describe the three kinds of cytoskeletal filaments found in cells.
  5. Describe the stages of mitosis, and meiosis, and what is meant by 'cell cycle'.
  6. Define diploid, haploid, polyploid and aneuploid, and recognise mitotic cells and dead cells present in a section.