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Unformatted text preview: Phospholipids . PHOSPHOLIPIDS are essential for cells because they are major constituents of cell membranes . There are 2 ends of a phospholipid . The hydrocarbon tails are hydrophobic _ the phosphate group + It's attachments form a hydrophilic head . This causes it to form a double layered Structure or BILAYER when added to water . This bilayer forms a boundary between the cell + its extern _environment so the cell needs this to survive. Steroids . STEROIDS are lipids characterized by a carbon skeleton consisting of 4 fused rings . CHOLESTEROL is a crucial steroid in animals " it is a common component of cell membranes + is a Precursor from the other steroids are synthesized 3. 5 Proteins Include a diversity of structures , resulting in a wide range...
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  • Spring '18
  • Carbon&MolecularDiversityLife, Pg 4 Of 4

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