lab 2 - Alcohol and Biological Membranes Dont Mix Abstract:...

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Unformatted text preview: Alcohol and Biological Membranes Dont Mix Abstract: This experiment was done to show the effects of various types of alcohols on biological membranes. We tested the effects of three types of alcohols on the membranes of beets. If the beet membranes were damaged, the red pigment in the beet would leak into the surrounding environment. The propanol did the most damage to the beet membranes at the lowest concentration, making it the most deadly to biological membranes. Introduction: A) The purpose of this lab is to determine the stress that various alcohols have on biological membranes. B) This experiment shows that the biological membranes hold the cells contents inside of them and if they are damaged, then the cell will die because its contents will spill out of the cell and once out of the cell, they are useless. C) The hypothesis we tested was that alcohol is dangerous to biological membranes....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course BIOL 171L taught by Professor Riley during the Fall '07 term at Hawaii.

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