Biology
Cell Biology (cytology)

Why can't the cells of multicellular organisms live independantly?

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10/28/2007

The cells that make up complex organisms are specialised, that is, they have a particular job to perform within the organism. They may be blood cells, or neural cells, or liver cells. Their specialisation means they cannot provide for themselves. Without the other body systems to remove their waste and provide them with oxygen, water, energy and nutrients they will not function.