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Is there any division of labor among the cells of a colony? if you find division of labor among the cells and tissue what level of cellular organization is it?

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I have to consider this question at the cellular level and at the Organ level.
The colonial jellyfish Portuguese Man o' War for example has separate polyps for capturing prey and for digesting the prey. At the cellular level with the cells in a volvox colony there is no division of labor.

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Science teacher for over 50 years. MSc. in biology. I can answer questions in general biology, zoology, botany, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry.

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I have a MSc in biology and have been a science teacher for over 50 years. At present I am a faculty member at a college and a science consultant at seven catholic schools.

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