Five-day-old embryos from Loligo pealei, a squid, at 80-times magnification.
Image by Dr. Rachel Fink, Mount Holyoke College.
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What role do goblet cells play in the intestinal crypt?
Answer: Goblet cells secrete mucin, a precursor to mucus, that coats and protects the intestinal lining.
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Five-day-old embryos from Loligo pealei, a squid, at 80-times magnification.

Image by Dr. Rachel Fink, Mount Holyoke College.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION!

Every Sunday, a question will be asked about one of the images from the past week. Be the first to answer correctly, and your blog will be promoted on Monday’s image post and Biocanvas’s main site!

What role do goblet cells play in the intestinal crypt?

Answer: Goblet cells secrete mucin, a precursor to mucus, that coats and protects the intestinal lining.

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