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The cytoskeleton is the internal scaffolding within a biological cell that helps it to maintain or alter its shape. It is composed of actin[?], microtubules, and other proteins. In addition to holding the cell together, the cytoskeleton is crucial in cell motion, especially amoeba-like motion.

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