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Supporting cell

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noun, plural: supporting cells

Any of the cells whose function is primarily to provide structural support in the epithelial membrane or tissue


Supplement

Examples of such cells are sertoli cells in the testicle and the specialized cells in olfactory epithelium and the labyrinth of the inner ear.


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Theories - Origin of Life

... existed,” then it is an inference from the data. One line of evidence supporting this is that the fossil record shows less and less diversity as ... as he himself has put it. But you eventually get back to the single cell. He provides no explanation any more than Darwin himself did. How did ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:51 am
 
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Theories - Origin of Life

There are random mutations that rearrange the DNA of the cell. These mutations are invariably the result of copying errors, breakdown ... to the organism. If you want to say this, you will also require evidence supporting the use of the word most in your first sentence. You should also ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:25 am
 
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Theories - Origin of Life

... that occurs. People with certain variants have sickle-shaped cells. People with "normal" versions do not. What is mysterious ... regard mutation as anything other than a random copying error. Far from supporting your conclusions, this source directly contradicts everything ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:03 pm
 
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... agreement. Is that a correct assumption? You are right in that sickle cell trait is an abnormality in Chromosome 11. However it is also brought ... as product of some sort of a lone wolf or other, just check out all the supporting citations in the paper, some 154 on total. Plus check out the ...

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by scottie
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:06 pm
 
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... You don't find any mention of the cell as a whole unit. Now why is this? After all is not the genome just a ... It is hard to begin to describe the stunning complexity surrounding and supporting the diverse performances of the p53 protein. But it is now clear ...

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by scottie
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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