fluid mosaic model.pdf - PLANT CELLULAR MEMBRANES FLUID MOSAIC MODEL THE PLASMA MEMBRANE IS NOT SOLID BUT MORE LIKE A'FLUID SINCE LIPIDS AND MEMBRANE

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PLANT CELLULAR MEMBRANES
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FLUID MOSAIC MODEL THE PLASMA MEMBRANE IS NOT SOLID, BUT MORE LIKE A 'FLUID SINCE LIPIDS AND MEMBRANE PROTEINS CAN MOVE LATERALLY THROUGHOUT THE MEMBRANE. THE MEMBRANE IS DESCRIBED AS A MOSAIC SINCE IT IS MADE UP OF MANY DIFFERENT MACROMOLECULES. ACCORDING TO THE MODEL, THE PLASMA MEMBRANE IS A LIPID BILAYER. THIS STRUCTURAL FEATURE OF THE MEMBRANE IS ESSENTIAL TO ITS FUNCTIONS, SUCH AS CELLULAR
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