Living Cell, The

  • 1972 ----- color ----- 28 min ----- 16mm///
  • Professor Robert Allen, an authority on cell motility, narrates an overview of the structure and function of living plant and animal cells. Basic procedures for collecting, preparing and observing live specimens are demonstrated using modern optical and electron microscopes. Aspects of cells including surface, ground cytoplasm, cytoplasmic organelles and nuclei are shown by means of color cinemicrography and electron micrographs. Animation sequences stress the importance of photosynthesis and oxidative metabolism in cell bioenergetics and the central role of nucleic acids in genetic continuity and control of synthesis and growth.
  • Topics: (Biology, Microbiology, Physiology)