Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
What is the definition of a specialized cell?
November 05, 2010 3:41PM
A specialized cell is a special cell that only has small tasks. They are only found in specific organs, so one cell does not travel throughout the body. In the human body, all of our cells are specialized cells. Hope this helps!
Asked in Microbiology, Genetics
What is cell differentiation and cell specialization?
Cell differentiation is when a less specialized cell changes into a more specialized cell. In multicellular organisms there are many specialized cells who get their jobs through cell specialization. Cell specialization changes a specialized cell into whatever type of cell the organism needs at the moment.
Do specialized cells in a unicellular organism perform specialized jobs?
Asked in Genetics
What are the specialized strectures within a cell called?
Asked in Cell Biology (cytology)
The highly specialized fluid portion of the cell is what?
Asked in Biology, Microbiology, Genetics
What way does a specialized cell in a multicellular organism differ from the cell of a unicellular organism?
A specialized cell means simply that: it has a specific job in the body. Therefore, specialized cells will contain more of the parts it needs to carry out the specialized task. A unicellular organism has only one cell, which means that it has to carry out all functions of life in a single cell. Thus, it will have all the needed parts rather than specialized parts.
Asked in Biology, Botany or Plant Biology, Genetics
Why do plants and animals need specialized cells?
A specialized part of a cell that carries out a specific function?
What single cell do specialized cells develop from?
Asked in Microbiology, Cell Biology (cytology)
A cell with numerous ribosomes is probably specialized for?