CYTOSKELETON - such as amoeboid motion contraction of...

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CYTOSKELETON An intricate network of protein filaments that extends throughout the cytoplasm of all eukaryotic cells. Network of filaments helps to support the large volume of cytoplasm in a eukaryotic cell--especially important in animal cells with no cell wall. ABSENT in prokaryotic cells. Highly dynamic, continuously reorganizing. Provides machinery for intracellular movements as well as large scale movements
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Unformatted text preview: such as amoeboid motion , contraction of muscle cells , beating of cilia and flagella and changes in cell shape. Built on a framework of three types of protein filaments: intermediate filaments- assembled from a family of different fibrous proteins microtubules- assembled from tubulin subunits actin filaments- assembled from actin subunits...
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