Cells Tissues Organs
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basic unit of life
groups of cells working together to carry out a function e.g muscle tissue
tissues working together to carry out a function e.g. the heart
groups of organs that work together to carry out a function e.g. reproductive system
cells which have been altered to carry out specific jobs e.g. red blood cells carry oxygen
an undifferentiated cell that can divide to produce more cells, those cells can be specialised into other cells. Used in growth and repair.
Embryonic stem cell
stem cell extracted from embryos. These can develop into any type of cell.
Adult stem cell
stem cell extracted from adult tissue. These can develop into a smaller sub-set of cells.
a cell that can differentiate into a sub-set of cells
a cell that can differentiate into any type of cell
area in plants that undergoes cell division to produce un-specialised cells that can then be specialised
cell division that produces clone cells
the process of changing a cell into a specialised cell