Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 19 - Cellular Mechanisms of Development - Review Questions - Synthesize: 3b

Answer

Integrins allow cells to adhere to the extracellular matrix and move. Loss of integrins would stop this, and, thus, developmental processes which rely on cell movement. This would include gastrulation and neurulation.

Work Step by Step

Integrins attach the cytoplasm to the extracellular matrix, allowing cells to move. Think about what would be lost in development if cells stopped moving.
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