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Family Tree v.s Cell Lineage

1. What might be the similarities and differences between your family tree and a cell’s family tree?

2. Are the successor daughter cells in the C. elegans embryo developmentally more differentiated then their predecessors?

3. Developmentally, are you more advanced/specified/differentiated than your grandparents?

4. How do the fully differentiated cells, such as intestinal cells differ from their mother cell?