Cellular Independence?

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Cellular Independence?

Post by Condraz23 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:08 am

Hey everyone.

Why can't animal cells and plant cells live on their own? Are they physiologically incapable of sustaining themselves? What makes our cells so different from amoebas and euglenoids? Are animal cells and plant cells inherently flawed?

Think about the benefits if human cells could live in independence. Even if a human was shredded into bits and drowned in water, each cell would divide and continue living, eventually forming into giant yeast-like blobs of human tissue.

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Post by sachin » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:04 am

Eukaryotic tissues are specialised for certain function and they can't be replaced by other type of tissue. They work interdependentaly, they activate and inactivate remote tissues and help them, single cell can't be developed into wholy functional cell, since its funtion is rresult of other stimuyli.

Plants are some exception they can do so. But not all.

Nice thinking to reduce space requirement.....
this would be taken into grant soon...........
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