Can a Cell Have More Than One Nucleus?


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Which of the following types of human cells have multiple nuclei?

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1. What is the function of the nucleus?

2. Which of the following types of muscle cells has multiple nuclei?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet, to examine your knowledge of topics like skeletal muscle cells, osteoclasts, and the function of the nucleus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More exactly, you'll be assessed on:

  • Human cells that contain more than one nucleus
  • The nucleus' function
  • An example of a muscle cell that has multiple nuclei
  • A condition that can lead to a normal cell containing multiples nuclei
  • The reason certain cells have more than one nucleus

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of the nucleus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why skeletal muscle cells and osteoclasts contain more than one nucleus
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding human cells that do not have multiple nuclei and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

In regard to this material, discover how much more you can learn. You'll be able to do this if you read our corresponding lesson by the title of Can a Cell Have More Than One Nucleus? In this lesson, we'll go over:

  • Why nuclei exist
  • Other organisms with multinucleated cells
  • The functions of certain multinucleated cells