Stabilizaon of the membrane in eukaryotes the lipid

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Unformatted text preview: er PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOLAMINE Isoprene, the archeal lipid chain. 8 Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 13th Edi,on. Membrane of Archaea 9 Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 13th Edi,on. Stabiliza,on of the membrane •  In eukaryotes, the lipid bilayer is stabilized by sterol, which consists of a polar head, a rigid planar steroid ring structure and a nonpolar hydrocarbon tail. –  Cholesterol – Animal cells –  Ergosterol – Fungi –  S7gmasterol – Plant cells and some protozoans •  In prokaryotes, sterols are almost always absent, the membrane is stabilized by hopanoids. Cholesterol The hopanoid diploptene 10 Membrane h`p://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player...
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