Asked in Insects
What important compound in the exoskeleton of insects?
Chitin is the polysaccharide that gives the insect's exoskeleton the resistance to bending resulting in breaking or cracking. It is also a prime compound and component found in the shells lobsters, crabs, and other shellfish. ...
Asked in Insects, Spiders, Biochemistry
What is the important compound in the exoskeleton of insects?
We find chitin in the exoskeleton of arthropods. This includs insects, arachnids (like spiders), and crustaceans (like crabs and lobsters). The chemical is actually a polymer, and it has (C8H13O5N)n for a chemical formula. A link can be found below. ...
Asked in Fish, Mollusks, Echinoderms
Why are exoskeleton important?
The arthropods are invertebrates that means that they don’t have a vertebral column to support their body that is why they have an exoskeleton which gives support to their body. The exoskeleton provides support for tissues and organs and protects the organism from predators. ...