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  • Procedure to Investigate the Effect of Temperature on Beetroot

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    temperature on the cell membrane structure. Hypothesis: I predict that more concentration of betalains will be released as the temperature increases because the temperature will soften the cell vacuole and cell membrane allowing more betalains to pass through. Introduction: Beetroot contains red pigments called betalains, located within the cell vacuole. Normally the pigments cannot pass through the membranes but they can leak out when the beetroot is cooked. To function correctly a cell needs to be

  • Biological Membranes: The Structure Of Biological Membranes

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    Membranes play an integral function in trapping and securing metabolic products within the borders of a cell within an aqueous environment. Without a selectively permeable border surrounding sites of anabolic function, potential useful products of this metabolism would simply diffuse away in the aqueous environment contained within and surrounding the cell. However, securing metabolites within the cell also comes with a price of not being able to acquire potentially useful compounds from the surrounding

  • Liposomes Essay

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    disrupting the biological membranes by sonication. Liposomes are closed vehicles that contain both lipophilic and a hydrophilic region. The formation of these vesicles is made by hydrating a mixture of cholesterol and a phospholipid. There are many different approaches to delivering these drugs. Improvements for the performance of the drug molecules are by delayed clearance from the circulation and protecting the drug from the environment and limiting the effects to the target cells. “Liposomes was discovered

  • cell

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    The Cell Membrane There are a lot of important organelles, and the cell membrane is one of the most important ones in my opinion. I do not think that this cell should be downsized because it has a major function and without it the cells would have no protection. The cell membrane is the only cell that does that job, therefore we should definitely keep it. There is one cell in particular that is not quite as important, although every cell has a there importance, lysosomes we can do without. So if

  • Transport Across Plasma Membrane

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    Transport Across Plasma Membrane The plasma membrane covers all living cells, enabling the cells’ contents to be held together and controls movement of substances into and out of the cell. Plasma membranes are made of phospholipids, proteins and carbohydrates. The phospholipids are essentially made out of two fatty acid chains and a phosphate-glycerol group. They are arranged in a bilayer with the hydrophilic phosphate head facing outwards and the hydrophobic fatty acid chains facing

  • Osmosis Lab

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    Abstract In the Biology Laboratory session, I worked with two partners on Osmosis. It means the diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane, which is the plasma membrane in a biological system. The purpose of this activity is to find the weight of potato cores in two separate beakers. One beaker contains distilled water and other one is 10% NaCl. Before performing the laboratory test, we made two hypotheses. The first one is the weight of potato cores in 10% NaCl will decrease in

  • James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Südhof's Research on Transport Vesicles

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    was awarded to James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Südhof for the work that they did on transport vesicles within the cellular membrane. The recipients discovered how the cellular transport system was organized so that transport material was delivered to the correct site with proper timing. Rothman discovered how the vesicle is able to fuse with a cell membrane or organelle to deliver its contents. Schekman through the study of yeast isolated the genes required to code for vesicle transport

  • Osmosis in Potato Cylinders

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    Aim: Trying to find the average sugar concentration in the potato cylinder cells. I will use potatoes for my experiment because they are convenient and shows fast results in osmosis. [IMAGE]The diagram to the right shows a basic plant cell, however, the difference between this diagram and the potato cells I will be using is that the potato will not be green as it does not need chlorophyll. The cell membranes in a potato cylinder are partially permeable; this means that only particles

  • Golgi Complex

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    The Golgi complex's structure is made up of many flattened membranes sacs that are surrounded by tubules or vesicles. These are called the cisternae. The golgi complex accepts vesicles from the endoplasmic reticulum and modifies them for usage in the cell. The golgi complex is used to distribute materials which help form the cell membranes. They also assemble the membranous material by producing glycolipids and glycoproteins. The golgi complexes also hand their vesicles materials for secretion. The

  • beet lab

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    MATERIAL AND METHODS Stability of cell membrane using pH For the lab experiment for testing the stability of beet cell membranes using pH, many materials were used as follows. Obtaining a beet we punch out cores, using a cork borer. After washing the cores we put each one inside a separate test tube, and added a different pH solution in each one. After 3 minutes in these exposure solutions, we took the beet out with a dissecting needle. Then transferred each beet to a separate test tube containing