Cell Specialisation in Animals

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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). 

Adult Animals

  • 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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