Problem: Refer to the table below.Target material FunctionSpecificityExamplePhagocytosisLarge particlesEating: destroy foreign particlesLowBacterial eating: white blood cell destruction of foreign cells Pinocytosis Fluid Increase fluid levels in cellLowCell drinkingReceptor-mediated endocytosisLarge particlesUptake of specific macromolecules from the environmentHighCholesterol uptake in mammalian cellsA student created the table above as a study guide. Evaluate the accuracy of the information shown. a) The levels of specificity indicated for receptor-mediated endocytosis is not correct.b) All information is accurate. c) The functions listed in the second column are not accurate. d) The functions indicated for phagocytosis and pinocytosis are reversed.

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Endocytosis: involves phagocytosis, pinocytosis and receptor-mediated endocytosis

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Refer to the table below.


Target material

 Function

Specificity

Example

Phagocytosis

Large particles

Eating: destroy foreign particles

Low

Bacterial eating: white blood cell destruction of foreign cells

 Pinocytosis

 Fluid

 Increase fluid levels in cell

Low

Cell drinking

Receptor-mediated endocytosis

Large particles

Uptake of specific macromolecules from the environment

High

Cholesterol uptake in mammalian cells



A student created the table above as a study guide. Evaluate the accuracy of the information shown. 

a) The levels of specificity indicated for receptor-mediated endocytosis is not correct.

b) All information is accurate. 

c) The functions listed in the second column are not accurate. 

d) The functions indicated for phagocytosis and pinocytosis are reversed.

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