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Why do microvilli differ in appearance?

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They have different surface areas

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The core of the microvilli is attached to the plasma membrane. Each of them will contain about 40 actin filaments which will form homogeneous polarity.


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Inside microvilli you have actin, and inside cilia you have microtubules. Cilia are larger than microvilli, and cilia can be seen in the upper GI tract to beat away mucous which traps bacteria, virus, and other particles, microvilli is often seen in the intestines of the GI tract for nutrient absorption.Hope that helps!


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There's some confusion here. The stomach lacks microvilli as it is NOT an organ of absorption. It's function is to churn your food into an isotonic mush ... so that your small intestines, which do have microvilli, can absorb nutrients.



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