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1

Which cytoskeletal filament component is the cell membrane supported and what colour does this component stain?

Actin filaments
Red

2

Which cytoskeletal filaments resist compression?

Microtubules

3

What is the diameter of each of the filaments?

Microtubules- 24 nm
Actin filaments- 7-9 nm
Intermediate filaments- 10 nm