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How do cells connect to each other and organize to function as a collective entity?

Topic

Multicellularity & Cell Connections

Framing Question

How do cells connect to each other and organize to function as a collective entity?

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the ways plant, animal and fungal cells are connected to each other and exchange materials independent of membrane transport.
  • Evaluate the claim that colonial organisms are multicellular.
  • Compare and contrast cell communication in unicellular and multicellular organisms in response to pathogens, symbionts, and physical and chemical signals.
  • Evaluate the importance of cell-cell communication in coordinating function in multicellular organisms.
  • Given an example of apoptosis, analyze its potential effect on fitness of the organism.

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