Multicellular organismMulticellular organisms are those organisms containing more than one cell, and having differentiated cells that perform specialised functions. Although some single-celled organisms have differentiated cells (e.g. myxobacteria), the differentiation is less dramatic than that typically found in multicellular organisms. Multicellular organisms must solve the problem of regenerating the whole from germ cells (i.e. sperm and egg cells), an issue that is researched in developmental biology. The overall spatial organization of differentiated cells is studied as anatomy. Multicellular organisms can suffer from cancer which occurs when one of its cells fails to regulate its growth within the normal program of development.