Unicellular vs. Multicellular

similarities and differences for multicellular unicellular organisms
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Unicellular
Made up of only one cell
Multicellular
Made up of more than one cell (many cells)
Amoeba
Unicellular
Euglena
Unicellular
Paramecium
Unicellular
Bacteria
Unicellular
Plants
Multicellular
Animals
Multicellular
Insects
Multicellular
Cells perform ALL functions
Unicellular
Specialized Cells
Multicellular
Typically smaller organisms
Unicellular
Typically larger organisms
Multicellular
Typically shorter life span
Unicellular
Typically longer life span
Multicellular
Alive
Unicellular and Multicellular
Functions needed to stay alive
Growth and development, use energy, reproduce, and respond to surroundings
Carry out functions needed to stay alive
Unicellular and Multicellular
Cellular Organization
Unicellular and Multicellular
Similar chemicals (most abundant is water)
Unicellular and Multicellular
Most cells are microscopic
Unicellular and Multicellular
All cells come from other cells
Unicellular and Multicellular