BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

Solutions

Chapter
Section
BuyFindarrow_forward

Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

A flexible, rubbery protein in connective tissue is called ___, whereas a more fibrous, less flexible glycoprotein is called ___.

a. adipose; cartilage

b. endocrine; exocrine

c. sweat; hormones

d. chondroitin sulfate; hydroxyapatite

e. elastin; collagen

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Connective tissues are derived from the mesoderm and their major function is to provide structural support, transmission of mechanical and other forces, and can to act as filters. The body of an animal is composed of one or more kinds of connective tissues. The mechanical properties of connective tissues are dependent on the type of ECM (extra cellular matrix) it harbors, which can range from fluid (blood) to soft (tendon) to hard or crystalline (bones) in nature.

Explanation

Explanation for the correct answer:

Option (e) is elastin and collagen. It is the correct answer because the primary component of ECM is a fibrous glycoprotein called collagen, which is not flexible in nature and is embedded into the network of proteoglycans. Also, in certain connective tissues, the ECM consists of a rubber like protein that provides elasticity and flexibility. Hence, option (e) is correct.

Explanation for incorrect answer:

Option (a) is adipose and cartilage. It is incorrect because adipose tissue is a connective tissue made up of adipocytes, whose function is to store and deposit fat molecules. Cartilage on the other hand is also a connective tissue that is soft and flexible in nature and is found in ears, nose, larynx and trachea. So, it is an incorrect option.

Option (b) is endocrine and exocrine. It is incorrect because these are basically glands, which can either secrete substances like hormones directly into the bloodstream (endocrine) or can release their secretions via a duct or canal to the target organ (exocrine)...

Still sussing out bartleby?

Check out a sample textbook solution.

See a sample solution

The Solution to Your Study Problems

Bartleby provides explanations to thousands of textbook problems written by our experts, many with advanced degrees!

Get Started

Additional Science Solutions

Find more solutions based on key concepts

Show solutions add

List the differences between mitosis and meiosis in the following chart:

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues (MindTap Course List)

A sure way to get a baby to sleep through the night is to feed solid foods as soon as the baby can swallow them...

Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies - Standalone book (MindTap Course List)

What are the common functional groups in CoA, ACP, and synthase?

Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry

What does the word apparent mean in apparent visual magnitude?

Horizons: Exploring the Universe (MindTap Course List)

Assign a common name to each of the following amines.

General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Why is the following situation impossible? A spacecraft is launched into a circular orbit around the Earth and ...

Physics for Scientists and Engineers, Technology Update (No access codes included)