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Apply: cell division and organism growth

NGSS.HS: HS‑LS1‑4, HS‑LS1.B.1

Problem

The drawings below represent two cell types from a rat. The adipocyte is a fat cell, and the astrocyte is part of the central nervous system.
A yellow seed shaped object with a small dot at the top is labeled adipocyte. A purple structure labeled astrocyte consists of a central area with several branch like structures coming out from all sides. The central area contains a small oval shape with a tiny dot inside.
Which of the following best explains why the two rat cell types are different?
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