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Homework Help: Biology

Posted by mysterychicken on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8:36pm.

Just need this checked:

'The cytoskeleton of eukaryotes serves many functions. One of these functions is served in prokaryotes by a different major structure. Which structural feature is it? How do these different structures serve the same function in the two cell types?'

My answer:
The cytoskeleton of eukaryotes serves many functions. One of these functions is served in prokaryotes by a different major structure: the cell wall. These different structures serve the same function in the two types of cells because the cytoskeleton in eukaryotes holds the cell together and keeps the cell's membranes from collapsing. The cell wall in prokaryotes does something similar; it also provides structure and support. Unlike eukaryotes, prokaryotes lack an internal supporting skeleton, so they depend on a strong cell wall to give the cell shape.

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-MC

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