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Multicellular Organs and Organisms

  1. Elizabeth R. Andrews

Published Online: 25 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001272

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Andrews, E. R. 2001. Multicellular Organs and Organisms. eLS. .

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  1. University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 APR 2001

Abstract

In unicellular organisms the single cell performs all of the necessary functions for life. In multicellular organisms groups of cells specialize within tissues and organs performing specific tasks.

Keywords:

  • cadherin;
  • proliferation;
  • differentiation