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cell being part of a multicellular organisms

Postby Tina Hakola » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:48 pm

what are the advantages and disadvantages to an individual cell of being part of a multicellular organisma? :oops:
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Postby thank.darwin » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:23 pm

Well I will list a few points and let some other members join in too... When a cell is part of a multicellular group, the necessary tasks of everyday existence can be done by specific cells - Some cells do one thing while other cells help complete another task. This makes it easy for a cell because it can depend on other cells for certain tasks. The cells in the group split up the work and thus benefit from being in a multicellular group.

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Postby Tina Hakola » Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:58 am

Thanks for your quick response
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Postby mith » Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:22 am

Think about humans and how they are independent and interdependent. Independence allows more freedom, more choices etc...interdendence increases efficiency. The problem is interdependence is dependent(what other word could I use :D) on many different uncontrollable factors.For example, the ameba can do all the independent functions required to live. Compare that to a neuron which must have nutrients supplied to it by other cells.
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Postby Sinead Ryan » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:53 pm

Cells that form a multicellular organism become specialised and are able to focus on one function because other cells are responcible for the other functions. This also increases the efficiency....
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:00 pm

Think of it as a factory where each emplee does somwthing in order to produce the product. It is much more efficient this way and it can produse many products, but if you used to work for that company and get fired, can you make that product by yourself?
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Postby Tina Hakola » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:58 pm

THanks to all you all answered great. Smart people in this site. Thanks again :P
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Postby ScienceNerd089 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:19 pm

This question is in my lab manual and I was surfing the web for the answer when I found this site. Thank you, everyone, your answers helped me too.
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Postby ConfusedBiology15 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:10 am

thanks ppl for asking and answering this very important question :)
i did the same thing as ScienceNerd089
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