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Nucleoplasmic Index

By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1

University of Tennessee Knoxville

This module introduces the nucleoplasmic index in the context of understanding how the volume of organelles and cell contents change during the cell cycle. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

Listed in Teaching Materials | resource by group Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges

Version 1.0 - published on 15 Feb 2019 doi:10.25334/Q4V440 - cite this

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Student Introduction: As cells pass through the cell cycle, their nuclear volume doubles in preparation for division into two daughter cells. When cells are in resting condition, however, the ratio of nuclear volume to cytoplasmic volume remains stable. This ratio is known as the nucleoplasmic index.

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