Stem cells are a special type of cell found in multicellular organisms. The study of stem cells is currently one of the most active areas of research in biology.
Stem cells are unspecialised cells which have two key abilities:
Stem cells are unspecialised cells that can divide to form more stem cells and can differentiate to become specialised cells.
Stem cells work differently in animals and plants. On the next page we will learn about animal stem cells. Then on the page after that we will learn about plant stem cells.
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What are stem cells?
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