B4.1.1.3

4.1.1.3 Cell specialisation

Content

Students should be able to, when provided with appropriate information, explain how the structure of different types of cell relate to their function in a tissue, an organ or organ system, or the whole organism.

Cells may be specialised to carry out a particular function:

  • sperm cells, nerve cells and muscle cells in animals
  • root hair cells, xylem and phloem cells in plants.