In multicellular organisms, most cells that are created by mitosis are integrated into the structure of the organism. This week’s lesson looks at what happens to cells that don’t integrate properly, that are not needed, or that fail certain quality-control checkpoints in the cell cycle. Watch the Khan Academy video about apoptosis found at: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/cellular-molecular-biology/stem-cells-and-cancer/v/apoptosis then address the following two issues:
Describe at least two ways that apoptosis helps animals.
What aspect of apoptosis do you find most interesting or significant? Explain.
The term apoptosis was first used a paper by Kerr, Wyllie, and Currie in 1972 to describe a morphologically distinct form of a cell death although some of the component of the apoptosis had been mentioned before. The mechanism involved in the process of apoptosis in