Chapter 41 - Chapter 41.2: Tissues, Organs, and Systems:...

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Chapter 41.2: Tissues, Organs, and Systems: How does Structure Correlate with Function? If a structure fond in an animal is adaptive (it helps the individual survive and produce offspring) it is common to observe that the structure’s size, shape, or composition correlates with function. Mechanism responsible for structure-function correlations is straightforward: if a mutant allele alters the size or shape of a structure in a way that makes it function more efficiently, individuals with that allele will produce more offspring that will other individuals. Allele will result in a higher frequency. Tissue- group of similar cells that function as a unit Four adult tissue types: Connective- cells that are loosely arranged in a liquid, jellylike, or solid matrix. Each type of connective tissue secretes a distinct type of ECM, which determines the nature of the connective tissue.
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course BIOSC 150 taught by Professor Dr.newman during the Fall '11 term at Pittsburgh.

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Chapter 41 - Chapter 41.2: Tissues, Organs, and Systems:...

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