Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 18 - 18.4 - Concept Check - Page 386: 1


The non-identical nature of cells from the same division is not due to changes in mitosis but due to differences in the regulation of gene expression. Cells differentiate and become specialized throughout development.

Work Step by Step

This is due to things like different transcription factors, different interfering RNAs, etc. Which genes a cell has is just the starting point, far from the end in terms of what the cell looks like and does.
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