Why is the cytoskeleton important to eukaryotic cells?

1 Answer
Apr 1, 2018

It depends on the organism...


A cytoskeleton is a complex network of interlinking filaments and tubules that extend throughout the cytoplasm, present in all cells of all domains of life (archaea, bacteria, eukaryotes).

The main function of the cytoskeleton is that it provides the cell with its shape and mechanical resistance to deformation, and, through association with extracellular connective tissue and other cells, it stabilises entire tissues.