WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING MICROVILLI?

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WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING MICROVILLI?

Post by mazza » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:06 pm

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING MICROVILLI?

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Post by Winter » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:45 pm

click this link:
http://education.vetmed.vt.edu/Curricul ... micvil.htm

press ctrl + f and type 'advantages', you will find something on this topic.

remember microvilli's function is to increase surface area and therefore increase absorption(sp) area.
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Post by Poison » Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:54 pm

Answer is: To increase surface area. For example, think about the intestine, having larger surfaca area means absorbing more, isn't it?
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:40 pm

not only for more absorbtion, but also for having more enzyme space...
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Post by Poison » Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:42 am

Yes. It was just an example. :)
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:57 pm

I know Ozg.. I like picking on you :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by Mjhavok » Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:36 pm

Microvilli are folds in the membrane to increase the surfaces area and the rate of absorbtion.

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