Outcome: Cell Surface

Demonstrate familiarity with various cell surface specializations.

In this outcome, we’ll learn about the cell surface including the cell membrane, cell junctions, and the cell wall.

What You’ll Learn to Do

  • Explain the structure and function of cell membranes.
  • Describe cell junctions found in plant cells (plasmodesmata) and animal cells (tight junctions, desmosomes, gap junctions).
  • Describe the structure and function of the cell wall.

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include the following:

  • Reading: Cell Membranes
  • Reading: Cell Junctions
  • Reading: The Cell Wall
  • Self Check: Cell Surface