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A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory

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A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells adhere to one another, beating in unison and adopting specialized orientations exclusive of one another.
(A) beating in unison and adopting
(B) they beat in unison while adopting
(C) beat in unison, and adopt
(D) beating in unison yet adopting
(E) even though they beat in unison and adopt

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New post 30 Mar 2006, 19:00
(A) beating in unison and adopting [Wrong. Incomplete sentence]
(B) they beat in unison while adopting [Correct. 'while' is used in the sense of 'even though']
(C) beat in unison, and adopt [Incomplete sentence. No Subject]
(D) beating in unison yet adopting [Incomplete sentence]
(E) even though they beat in unison and adopt [the correct phrase is 'even though... yet']

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A peculiar feature of the embryonic mammalian circulatory system is that in the area of the heart the cells adhere to one another, beating in unison and adopting specialized orientations exclusive of one another.

Two highlighted portions are contrasting.
So in order to complete this sentence we need a conjuction that support this contrast.
I think 'yet' serves this purpose.
So D should be the answer.

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New post 30 Mar 2006, 22:47
Shouldn't it be D?

The sentence two features of the cells -- similar as well as contrasting behaviour. so "yet" use seems to be correct

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