Animal Cell Specialisation


I should be able to: 

  • Describe how sperm cells, nerve cells and muscle cells are specialised to carry out their function. 

Animal Cell Specialisation 

  • Most animal cells are specialised. 

  • They have adaptions which help them carry out their function. 

  • When cells become specialised, scientists call that differentiation. 


  • The job of a sperm cell is to join with an ovum (egg cell). We call that process fertilisation.  

  • During fertilisation, the genetic information of the ovum and the sperm combine. 

Sperm cells 

  • Sperm cells contain their genetic information in the nucleus. However, sperm cells only contain half the genetic information


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