Axial Skeleton

Axial Skeleton - Lab 2 Axial Skeleton Axial Skeleton...

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Lab 2 Axial Skeleton Axial Skeleton Laboratory #2 ASSIGNED READINGS Lab Manual – pages 65 – 88 ASSIGNMENT DUE ON MONDAY OCTOBER 3 RD BEFORE LECTURE Lab Manual – pages 75 & 76 and pages 89 - 92 – you must turn in originals or photcopies of the pages. Do not type up the answers and turn them or you will receive no credit on the assignment. Please be sure to put your TF’s name at the top of the page and staple the pages together. INTRODUCTION Skeletons support and protect the body. They also provide a rigid support against which muscles can attach and pull to produce a directed movement. Vertebrates evolved a complex internal skeleton of bone ( but of cartilage in elasmobranches) that either forms via cartilage (endochonrdal ossification) or within membranous tissue (intramembranous ossification). The vertebrate skeleton is a dynamic set of structures that can often grow and adapt to changes in mechanical function. The skeleton is important for body support, protection, force transmission (e.g., during locomotion or feeding), hematopoiesis and
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Axial Skeleton - Lab 2 Axial Skeleton Axial Skeleton...

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