Ch 3 Carbon Atoms and Molecules Rutgers bio 101 pg 7

Ch 3 Carbon Atoms and Molecules Rutgers bio 101 pg 7 -...

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A phosphate lipid consists of a glycerol molecule attached at one end of two fatty acids [hydrophobic] and at the other end to a phosphate group linked to an organic compound [ionized and hydrophilic]. They are suited a the component of cell membranes because they can form lipid bilayers in watery solution. Carotenoids are orange and yellow plant pigments and are classified as lipids
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Unformatted text preview: because they are insoluble in water and have oily consistency. They play a role in photosynthesis. B-carotene consist of five carbon hydrocarbon monomers known as isoprene units. Most animals convert carotenoids into vitamin A and then converted to a visual pigment retinal....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2010 for the course BIO 01-119-10 taught by Professor D'arville during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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Ch 3 Carbon Atoms and Molecules Rutgers bio 101 pg 7 -...

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