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Why are some tissue types rapidly dividing?

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Certain cells in the body stay in Gap 0 and rarely, if ever, divide. Name 2 cell types in the human body that do not divide.

Other cell types in the body divide frequently (cycle fast). Name 1 tissue type in the body that divides often. Why does this tissue type need to divide frequently?

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Two cell types that rarely divide (if ever):

Neurons, for one. Notice how damage to the nervous system is so serious? It's because nerve cells don't divide much, limiting the ability to ...

Solution Summary

In this solution, several concepts regarding cell division are explored, namely why some tissues divide so rapidly, along with some examples of cells that do not rapidly divide but instead stay in Gap 0 phase.

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