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What are the similarities between cell differentiation and cell division?

Posted November 30, 2023


One similarity is that they both occur within cells. They are both also regulated processes. Additionally, both are crucial processes in living organisms, as they help in their overall growth and survival. They also both play a role in tissue homeostasis. Cell differentiation contributes to forming various types of cells to form tissues to keep the body alive. Cell division enables cells to renew themselves and form daughter cells which go through differentiation.

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