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Question Video: Recognizing the Multiple Functions of Cells Biology

True or False: In multicellular organisms, all of the organism’s cells carry out the exact same functions.

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True or False: In multicellular organisms, all of the organism’s cells carry out the exact same functions.

This question asks us about functions of cells in a multicellular organism, such as humans or plants.

As humans, we have many different types of cells within our body. Let’s look at a few examples. Our nerve cells transmit nerve impulses. Our red blood cells help carry oxygen from our lungs to different tissues in our body. And our skin cells protect us from the outside environment. All of these cells have different functions and work together to keep us alive.

So, if we look back at the question, the statement “In multicellular organisms, all of the organism’s cells carry out the exact same functions” is not correct. Many cells have different functions, so the statement is false.

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