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- Created on: 16-01-19 22:34
Cell Specialisation in Animals.
What happens when a cell differentiates? It becomes a different type of body cell.
Cell differentiation is a process where a cell gains new sub - cellular structures in order to perform a specific function. When this happens the cell becoms specialised.
- Cell differentiation happens during an organism's development.
- Organisms start as one cell.
- These cells divide to form embryos that differentiate (specialise) to produce cells that can perform all of the body's functions.
- Many plant cells keep their ability to differentiate throughout their life.
- Because of this, plants are always able to create new tissues (matter that animals and plants are made from).
- Cell differentiate is rare in mature (adult) animals.
- Their cells mostly divide (one cell splits to create two cells) in order to replace cells and repair tissues.
- New tissues are rarley created.
Cell differentiation is rare in mature animals. Their cells mostly divide to replace cells and repair damaged tissues.
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