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Unit II: The Cell

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  • Unit 2: Students will gain solid understanding of the structures, functions, and processes of the most basic unit of life: the cell.

    Thumbnail: A diagram of a typical prokaryotic cell. Image used with permission (Public Domain; LadyofHats).


    • Connie Rye (East Mississippi Community College), Robert Wise (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh), Vladimir Jurukovski (Suffolk County Community College), Jean DeSaix (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Jung Choi (Georgia Institute of Technology), Yael Avissar (Rhode Island College) among other contributing authors. The OpenStax College name, OpenStax College logo, OpenStax College book covers, OpenStax CNX name, and OpenStax CNX logo are not subject to the creative commons license and may not be reproduced without the prior and express written consent of Rice University. For questions regarding this license, please contact Download for free at