GCSE Biology - AQA
1.2.1 - Introduction to Specialised Cells
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In multicellular organisms, there are usually different types of cells that perform different functions. These are called specialised cells.
A specialised cell has a structure which is adapted for its function. In other words, it has structural features which enable it to carry out its function effectively.
Examples of specialised cells in animals include:
Sperm cells, nerve cells and muscle cells are three different types of specialised cells found in animals.
Examples of specialised cells in plants include:
Root hair cells, xylem cells and phloem cells are three different types of specialised cells found in plants.
The functions of these cells, and the ways in which they are structurally adapted for those functions, will be covered over the next few pages.
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What is a specialised cell?
What are examples of specialised cells in animals?
What are examples of specialised cells in plants?
1.2.2 - Sperm Cells
1.1.9 - Functions of Sub-cellular Structures
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