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emmeencream

  • 2 years ago

in an animal cell, what is a/are microvilli?

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  1. blues
    • 2 years ago
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    A fringe like edge of the cell membrane supported by the cytoskeleton.

  2. blues
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    Basically, microvilli increase the cell's surface area to volume ratio so molecules (nutrients, in the context of the oft cited microvilli in intestinal cells) diffuse across the membrane and into the cell faster.

  3. cmkc109
    • 2 years ago
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    I think microvilli is also in the cells of the ear, which plays a differnt role other than increasing surface area?

  4. JonPelc
    • 2 years ago
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    They are protrusions of the the cellular membrane which are primarily there to increase surface of the cell.

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