The Cell: A Molecular Approach 7th Edition

Published by Sinauer Associates
ISBN 10: 160535290X
ISBN 13: 978-1-60535-290-9

Chapter 1 - An Overview of Cells and Cell Research - Question - Page 45: 11


Organelles are separated based off of their densities in equilibrium centrifugation, while in velocity centrifugation organelles are separated off of their size.

Work Step by Step

Since equilibrium centrifugation separates particles based off of their densities, both large and small particles can come along if their densities are the same. Velocity centrifugation, on the other hand, exclusively separates organelles of the same size.
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