Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 31 - Self-Quiz - Page 534: 4


b. cartilage

Work Step by Step

Glycoproteins and collagen fibers form the matrix that surround cartilage cells. These cells actually secrete the matrix that supports them. Cartilage absorbs shocks, which is why it is found in regions of the body that encounter the most mechanical shocks such as the places where long bones meet and between the bones of the spine.
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