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Unformatted text preview: fatty acids tend to decrease the fluidity. Long chain FAs stack together more readily and tend to increase the liquid crystal nature of lipids in solution. c) The fatty acids can vary in their degree and pattern of saturation. Phospholipids with unsaturated fatty acid chains (one or more double bonds) interfere with tight packing of the lipids and thus tend to make the membrane more fluid. Saturated FAs have the opposite effect....
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