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Explanation for multiple biological questions

1) Are your conclusion about membrane structure and stress valid only for beet cells? Why or why not?

2) What characteristics of beets make them useful as experimental models for studying cellular membranes?

3) Explain why phospholipids have a natural tendency to self assemble into a bilayer. Why is this biologically important?

4) Freezing temperatures are often used to preserve food. considering the results of this experiment, which qualities of food are preserved and which are not?

5) Movement of water through membranes has long puzzled scientists. Why would you not expect water to move easily through a membrane?

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Hi there,

1) Are your conclusions about membrane structure and stress valid only for beet cells? Why or why not?
No. there is a possibility that these conclusions also work for many cell types derived from various organisms. Though cell structure is different from cell type to cell type depending on the specific functions for that type of cells, all cells are vulnerable to stress.

2) What characteristics of beets make them useful as experimental models for studying cellular membranes?

In the vacuoles within the cell, beets ...

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