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Concept: Introduction to the Cytoskeleton

Problem: Which cytoskeletal elements are not found in the cytoplasm ofcells in arthropods like crabs?A. Actin filamentsB. Intermediate filamentsC. MicrotubulesD. Actin filaments and microtubulesE. Actin filaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules

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The cytoskeleton is a fibrous protein network that extends throughout the cytoplasm. Its primary function is to give mechanical support and maintain cell shape. In eukaryotes, it also has a significant role in the organization of the cell's activities. 

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Which cytoskeletal elements are not found in the cytoplasm ofcells in arthropods like crabs?

A. Actin filaments

B. Intermediate filaments

C. Microtubules

D. Actin filaments and microtubules

E. Actin filaments, intermediate filaments, and microtubules

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