A bacterium is in the process of acclimating to a lower temperature environment. How would you expect the fatty acid complement in the bacterial membrane to change in response to the lower temperature? Why?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 4:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
There are a few useful correlations between fatty acids and melting point that are useful to learn:
1. Long chain fatty acids have a higher melting point than shorter chain.
2. Saturated fatty acids have a higher melting point than unsaturated fatty acids
3. Fatty acids with trans-double bonds have a higher melting point than those with cis-double bonds.
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