Skin cells, sperm cells and nerve cells are just some of the cell types that perform specific functions in our bodies. What are they and what do they do?
- Genes found in the nucleus of a cell determine how it functions.
- Within animals, specialized cells include muscle cells, skin cells, red blood cells, nerve cells and sperm cells.
- In plants, specialized cells include leaf cells and root cells.
- An amoeba is a single-cell organism - it carries all the characteristics of life within one cell.
Genes within the nucleus of a cell determine how the cell develops and how it functions.
For example, muscle cells and skin cells carry the same genes, but they are differently expressed.
This creates specialized cells with unique functions.
Other cell types include:
Nerve cells conduct electrical impulses throughout ...
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