Biology-2-specialised cells.


A specialised cell is one that performs a specific function.

Most cells in an organism are specialised.

A cells structure (shape) helps to carry out its function.

Examples of specialised cells:

  • Sperm and egg cells(animals)
  • Red blood cells(animals)
  • Palisade leaf cells(plants)

Egg cell:

The main function of an egg cell are to carry the female DNA and to nourish the developing embryo in the early stages, so the egg cell contains huge food reserves to feed the embryo.

Sperm cell:

The function of a sperm cell is to get the male DNA to the female DNA. It has a long tail and a streamlined head to


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