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ten characteristics of all cells

ten characteristics of all cells - the digested materials...

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Josh Huver Mrs. Hanks Biology 19 January, 2005 There are several things that all living things have in common. Weather it’s the food chain, the characteristics they have in common, or the way their cells are put together. Speaking of cells, no matter what type of living organism one speaks of, there are ten characteristics that ALL living cells have in common. Those ten characteristics are nutrition, digestion, absorption, transportation, biosynthesis, secretion, respiration, excretion, response, and reproduction. These characteristics are also known as the cell functions. All of these functions have something in common with each other. First, in an animal cell, the cell absorbs outside molecules to digest them, or use them for energy, so it transports
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Unformatted text preview: the digested materials throughout the cell, giving the cell the necessary nutrition to survive. In order to absorb the molecules, the molecules pass through the semi permeable membrane of the cell and passes on to the endoplasmic Reticulum. Smooth ER is used to transport the proteins digested by the Rough ER through the cytoplasm to the rest of the cell. In Single celled organisms, such as an Amoeba, the functions of secretion , excretion, response , and reproduction are very evident. The Amoeba uses a secreation of cytoplasm to move around, and it excretes waste materials that are not used to produce useful proteins. Amoeba’s are actively respondent to stimuli and the binary fission is a clear example of reproduction....
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