Past Exam for BIO 121 - Cell Physiology with Nguyen at Cal State-Sacramento (CSUS)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam
Class:BIO 121 - Cell Physiology
Subject:Biological Sciences
University:California State University - Sacramento
  • Objective Lenses
  • Cell Culture
  • Immediately
  • Objective Lens
  • Nucleoplasm
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Strain Theory
  • Membrane Potential
  • Hypothetical
  • Spontaneous Mutations
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Biology 121- Cell Physiology Sample Exam Hao Nguyen Name: ____________________ NOTE: No abbreviation. Be thorough. Be specific and to the point. Answers to the best 4 of 5 questions will count toward your exam grade. 1. Please, explain how and why the ancient eukaryotic cell evolved to develop the mitochondrion. Also, discuss any advantage and/or disadvantage of the presence of this extra organelle in the cell. NOTE: Be thorough and specific. Include any molecule, structure, process, condition, and/or location that are related to the discussion. (25 points) The ancient eukaryotic cell gradually became physically bigger and functionally more complex, but remained anaerobic, which meant that it was not able to produce sufficient amount of energy (mainly in the form of ATP) to function efficiently. It constantly underwent endocytosis to acquire (hopefully) lots of nutrients. Ancient prokaryotic cells, which were aerobic, were very often endocytized. There may have been occasions...

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