Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 1-25918-813-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-25918-813-8

Chapter 5 - Membranes - Review Questions - Apply: 1

Answer

C.

Work Step by Step

C. is correct because saturated lipids give more membrane stability in warmer conditions because of stronger hydrophobic interactions with saturated lipids, and, thus, D. is wrong since it is the opposite of C. A. can be eliminated because cholesterol affects fluidity under both warm and cool conditions, while B. is incorrect since protein content doesn't affect fluidity much.
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