Take the following list of eight cells, or components of cells, and: (a) list them in order from largest to smallest; (b) say whether each is best viewed with the naked eye, light microscope, electron microscope, or atomic force microscope; (c) give an approximate size with the appropriate units (micometers, nanometers, etc.).
Here is the list: E. coli, amino acid alanine, ribosome, yeast, red blood cell, ligase enzyme, virus.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 5, 2021, 12:25 am ad1c9bdddf
Yeast: ~40um, light microscope
RBC: ~6-8um, light microscope feasible, electron microscope reveals details of shape
E. coli: ~2-3um, same as RBC
Virus: ~0.2um, electron microscope ...
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