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Cell Differentiation

How different cells form from same cell

Red Blood Cell Carries oxygen and nutrients to cells, and removes waste products from cells
Bone Cell Provides structure for the body
Nerve Cell (neuron) Maintains homeostasis by communicating throughout the body
Sperm Cell Carries father's DNA; purpose is reproduction
Muscle Cell Purpose is movement
Cell Differentiation/Cell Specialization Process that explains how different cells develop from the same fertilized egg
All cells contain The same DNA
Stem Cell Undifferentiated cells that have the potential to develop into any type of cell
If all cells in an organism have the same DNA, how do different types of cells develop? Different genes on the DNA are activated, creating cells with different structures and functions
Epigenetics The process that causes genes to be activated or turned off
What does it mean when we say that a gene is expressed or turned on? The protein that the gene codes for is produced.
Created by: jafulle3
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