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cell differentiation

cell differentiation The process by which descendants of a single cell produce structural and functional specializations and maintain these during the course of the life of that individual. Specializations arise during early development of the individual by differential DNARNA transcription; within a species, particular cells differentiate into particular forms, each with their own functions.

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cell differentiation

cell differentiation The process by which descendants of a single cell produce structural and functional specializations and maintain these during the course of the life of that individual. Specializations arise during early development of the individual by differential DNA-RNA transcription; within a species, particular cells differentiate into particular forms, each with their own functions.

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