Biologists use the fluid mosaic model to descfibe membrane structure. Which statements about the fluid mosaic structure of a membrane are correct? Select the three correct statements.The framework of a membrane is a bilayer of phospholipids with their hydrophillic heads facing the aqeous environment inside and outside of the cell and their hydrophobic tails clustered in the center.The diverse proteins found in and attached to membranes perform many important functions.Because membranes are fluid, membrane protrins and phospholipids can drift about in the membrane.Membranes include a mosaic, or mix of carbohydrates embedded in a phospholipids bilayer.The kinky tails of some proteins help keep the membrane fluid by preventing the component molecules from packing solidly together.

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Biologists use the fluid mosaic model to descfibe membrane structure. Which statements about the fluid mosaic structure of a membrane are correct? Select the three correct statements.

  • The framework of a membrane is a bilayer of phospholipids with their hydrophillic heads facing the aqeous environment inside and outside of the cell and their hydrophobic tails clustered in the center.
  • The diverse proteins found in and attached to membranes perform many important functions.
  • Because membranes are fluid, membrane protrins and phospholipids can drift about in the membrane.
  • Membranes include a mosaic, or mix of carbohydrates embedded in a phospholipids bilayer.
  • The kinky tails of some proteins help keep the membrane fluid by preventing the component molecules from packing solidly together.
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The structure of the functional cell membrane is explained by Singer and Nicolson’s mosaic model. According to this model, the protein molecules are inserted in a lipid bilayer. The...

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