What Is Cell Differentiation? - Process, Importance & Examples


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______ is how generic embryonic cells become specialized cells.

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1. Cells differentiation is important because ______.

2. Which is NOT true of gene expression?

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The reason your body contains many different types of cells that nonetheless all contain the same genetic information is because of the process of cell differentiation. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of cell differentiation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your ability to identify:

  • How generic embryonic cells become specialized cells
  • Why cell differentiation is important
  • False statements about gene expression
  • What signaling molecules do
  • What gives a cell its distinctive structure and function

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding cell differentiation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of cell differentiation and why it is important
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on cell differentiation and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about how cells differentiate, review the accompanying lesson called What is Cell Differentiation? -Process, Importance & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Gene expression
  • Cell differentiation
  • Why cell differentiation is important
  • Examples of cell differentiation