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CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND SPECIALISATION

Differentiation is the process by which a cell changes to become specialised for its job

1) As cells change, they develop different sub-cellular structures and turn into different types of cells. This allows them to carry out specific functions

2) Differentiation mainly occurs as an organisms develops

3) The cells that differentiate in mature animals are mainly used for repairing and replacing cells, like skin or blood cells 

EXAMPLES OF SPECIALISED CELLS

Sperm cells:

  • Its function is to get the male DNA to the female DNA
  • It has a long tail and a streamlined head to help it swim
  • There are lots of mitochondria in the cell to give it the energy to swim
  • It

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