Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 31 - Self-Quiz - Page 535: 12


a. epithelial

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Cancers arise mostly in epithelial cells because these are cells that divide very rapidly. Because these cells divide so quickly, there are more chances for errors in DNA replication to occur, leading to a higher incidence of mutations that could result in the development of cancers.
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