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Which transport mechanism is most probably functioning in the intestinal cells using this information? Glucose diffuses slowly through artificial phospholipid bilayers. The cells lining the small intestine, however, rapidly move large quantities of glucose from the glucose-rich food into their glucose-poor cytoplasm.



A. Simple diffusion
B. Phagocytosis
C. Active transport pumps
D. Exocytosis
E. Facilitated diffusion

This question is part of Chapter 7 Test - AP Biology
Asked by Muitran, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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Carice Snow

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Carice Snow, Motivator, MA, California

Answered May 22, 2019

The correct answer is option E – Facilitated diffusion Glucose is a large molecule, and it would be difficult for it to pass through the phospholipid bilayer, as so, facilitated diffusion...Read More
 

M. Klose

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Answered Mar 26, 2019

This description of the transport of glucose through the body is showing facilitated diffusion. There are two stages in the process of transport of glucose from intestinal lumen into the...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered May 08, 2017

Facilitated diffusion
 

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