Cell Specialization

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Cell Specialization

Nerve Cells

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Muscle Cells

Skin Cells

The function of nerve cells is to carry electrical impulses in response to our environment. The long, branched structure aids in this function as the impulses can be carried longer distances as well as connect to others easily.

The function of muscle cells is to contract and stretch, in order to allow movement. Their long, fibrous structure allows this function to be completed.

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The function of skin cells is to protect against dangers in the outside environment, secrete substances, and absorb from the outside. Its thin, wide structure allows it to cover and absorb easily.

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Red Blood Cells

The function of red blood cells is to carry oxygen throughout the blood with hemoglobin. Its structure supports this function because they lack large organelles, leaving more room for the oxygen-carrying substance.

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White Blood Cells

The function of white blood cells is to protect the body against dangerous bacteria, and other threats to our health. The lobed nucleus of white blood cells allow it to change shape and engulf bacteria.

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Sperm Cells

The function of sperm cells is to fertilize female eggs in order to create new embryos in sexual reproduction. The many mitochondria located in the neck, as well as the large flagellum as a tail, both help them complete their function.

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Xylem Cells

The function of xylem cells is to transport water and other nutrients up into a plant. The long, tubelike structure of xylem cells makes them perfect for completing their function.

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Phloem Cells

The function of phloem cells is to transport sugar down into the plant. Phloem cells are well-suited for this, as they have small organelles, leaving room for large amounts of sugar. They also form a tube-like structure.

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