A group of cells performing a particular function is ______

A group of cells performing a particular function is called a tissue.

The function of a cell

A cell is the structural and functional unit of life. Each cell contains smaller organelles that perform various functions such as metabolism, transportation and secretion of substances.

  • They provide structure and support.
  • Facilitate growth through mitosis
  • Cells import nutrients to use in the various chemical processes that go on inside them.
  • They produce energy
  • Cells that perform the same functions combine to form body tissues, such as skin, muscle and bone tissue.


Tissue is a group of cells that have a similar structure and that function together as a unit.

  • There are four different types of tissues in animals: connective, muscle, nervous, and epithelial.
  • In plants, tissues are divided into three types: vascular, ground, and epidermal.
  • Groups of tissues make up organs in the body, such as the brain and heart.

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