Bone is a living composite material -it’s a combination of items, each adding an important character to the final product. Which of the following is true regarding bone in amphibians? a) unlike other composite materials like fiberglass and concrete, bone contains cells and this means that it possesses an ability to remodel itself to better match changing loading requirements b) bone derives its strength from collagen fibers and its hardness from crystalline calcium phosphate c) bone resists compression loads much more than tension loading. d) In a mass-specific comparison (each animal has the same body mass), the bone density of a bony fish would be identical (or indistinguishable) than that of a similar sized terrestrial lizard. e) Disuse (non-loading) increases the chance of bone fracture under loading.
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