What is a cytoskeleton?

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    A cytoskeleton is a network of fibers that gives a cell its structure. A variety of organelles are held in place by the cytoskeleton. There are three parts of the cytoskeleton: 

    Microtubules are hollow rods that create routes for the organelles to move through. 

    Microfilaments are solid rods that are active in muscle contraction. 

    Intermediate filaments provide support for the microtubules and microfilaments by holding them in place. 

    The cytoskeleton is essentially like the human body’s skeleton. It holds everything together and gives support to the entire structure. 

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