Cells carry on the many functions needed to sustain life, including cell growth and development. The genetic information encoded in DNA molecules provides instructions for assembling protein molecules, which are both necessary for producing more cells and performing other cellular functions. The Cell Division and Differentiation Interactive E-boo*k explores these cellular processes for growth and development, including the selective expression of specific genes, which allow for the differentiation and specialization of cells. The e-book then examines mitosis and the cell cycle, including the cycle for unhealthy (cancerous cells); the hierarchy between cells, tissues, organs, and the organism; and the difference between differentiated and undifferentiated cells
*Interactive E-books are highly interactive, self-directed learning experiences designed to augment understanding of science content and pedagogy. These e-books include high-resolution images, animations, videos and interactive simulations.