The cell is the basic structural and functional unit in all living organisms. Living forms vary in size but they are all made up of cells. In unicellular organisms, the cell is the organ. As an organism grow in complexity, the cells increase in number and similar cells aggregate into tissues and organs with specialized functions. The shape of the cell is often determined by its function and the size of the cell is determined by the optimum dimensions that will enable it to perform its duties more effectively.
The human body is composed of a multiple of specialized tissues which inturn consist of vast clusters of cells differentiated into specialised chemical factories which perform various biochemical reactions.
Types of cells