Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
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Chapter 19 - Cellular Mechanisms of Development - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3a

Answer

Loss of proper formation of the nervous system due to lack of cell adhesion.

Work Step by Step

N-cadherin is used by cells of the nervous system, and all cadherins are used by cells to adhere to other cells expressing the same kind of cadherin. Thus, no N-cadherin would end cell adhesion in the nervous system, stopping its formation.
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