BIOL 2443 Lecture 10: LECTURE 4:5

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Monday, august 20, 2018 wednesday, august 22, 2018. This broad category contains a variety of connective tissues that are grouped into loose connective tissues and dense connective tissues. These groupings are based on the number of cell types present, and on the relative properties and proportions of fibers and ground substance. Both adipose tissue, or fat (a loose connective tissue), and tendons (a dense connective tissue) are connective tissue proper, but they have very different structural and functional characteristics. Monday, august 20, 2018 wednesday, august 22, 2018: fluid connective tissues (blood and lymph, fluid connective tissues have distinctive populations of cells suspended in a watery matrix that contains dissolved proteins. The only two types are blood and lymph: supporting connective tissues (cartilage and bone, supporting connective tissues differ from connective tissue proper in having a less diverse cell population and a matrix containing much more densely packed fibers.

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