Learn and test your biological vocabulary for Membrane structure 1.3 using these flash cards
- Phospholipids form bilayers in water due to the amphipathic properties of phospholipid molecules.
- Membrane proteins are diverse in terms of structure, position in the membrane and function.
- Cholesterol is a component of animal cell membranes.
- Application: Cholesterol in mammalian membranes reduces membrane fluidity and permeability to some solutes.
- Can you draw a diagram of the fluid mosaic model.
- Can you explain how evidence from electron microscopy led to the proposal of the Davson-Danielli model.
- Can you outline the evidence which led to the falsification of the Davson-Danielli model and support of the Singer-Nicolson model.
This diagram summaries the main sections of topic 1.3 about membrane structure.
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Explaining plasma membrane structure and the structure and function of the molecules in the membrane is an important skill in this topic. This video tutorial explains how to draw a simple 2D diagram of a cell membrane, and label it for an IB Biology exam.
This quiz contains a set of multiple choice questions covering the membrane structure topic. Explanations of each answer are displayed after you click to check the answer(s).
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