Human Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Cecie Starr + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305112100



Human Biology (MindTap Course List)

11th Edition
Cecie Starr + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305112100
Chapter 17, Problem 5SQ
Textbook Problem

_________ is the gene-guided process by which cells in different locations in the embryo become specialized.

  1. a. Implantation
  2. b. Neurulation
  3. c. Cell differentiation
  4. d. Morphogenesis

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Gestation or pregnancy is the period during which the offspring develops within the uterus of a sexually mature woman. This involves several developmental stages of the fetus. In humans, pregnancy is nearly nine months long, divided into three trimesters, involving several changes in the mother and the growing fetus.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct answer:

Cell differentiation is the formation of mature cells with specific structure and function. This is based on the activation of certain genes and the suppression of others during the gene expression for the synthesis of a functional gene product. Cells into specialized types depend upon the expression of genes in a particular cell. There are particular genes or combinations of genes which express in cells at a particular time decide the fate of the cell. Sometimes, genes express (are turned on) and sometimes they remain repressed (are turned off). The decisions made by the genes whether to express or not determines the shape and function of cells.

Option c. is given as “Cell differentiation”.

Cell differentiation is a process through which cells of different locations becomes specialized.

Hence, the correct answer is option c.

Reasons for incorrect answers:

Option a...

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