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Unformatted text preview: bilayer would decrease the fluidity of the membrane because there would be less interaction between the fatty acid tails. b.) If we could photobleach a small section of the bilayer, we would be able to trace the movement and mobility of these phospholipids throughout the bilayer. When the phospholipids are fully saturated, there will be less mobility and the recovery time for the fluorescent phospholipids will be longer because it will take more time for the unbleached GFP-labeled head groups to diffuse into the bleached region. Consequently, if the phospholipids are not fully saturated, the recovery rate will be faster due to an increase in fluidity throughout the membrane....
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