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Plasma Membrane

  • Function of Plasma Membrane
  • Chemical Composition (lipid bi-layer structure)
  • Cellular Evolution
  • Plasma Membrane Structure
  • Plasma Membrane Differences
    • Prokaryotes and eukaryotes

Plasma Membrane

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Plasma Membrane 0:22
    • Functions of Plasma Membrane
    • Physical Isolation
    • Regulation of Exchange with the Environment
    • Communication Between the Cell and Its Environment
    • Structural Support
  • Plasma Membrane Composition 2:46
    • Lipids
    • Proteins
    • Carbohydrates
  • Lipid Bi-Layer of Plasma Membrane 4:19
    • Micelle
    • Bilayer
    • Liposome
  • Cellular Evolution 5:59
    • Evoloution of Membranes Advantages
    • Encased Cells Out-Competed Naked Cells
  • Plasma Membrane Structure 7:57
  • Plasma Membrane Differences 10:59
    • Eukaryotic Cells Have Carbohydrates
    • Eukaryotic Plasma Membranes Contain Sterols
    • Prokaryotic Plasma Membranes Consist Mostly of Phospholipids and Proteins
  • Example 1 12:41
  • Example 2 13:30
  • Example 3 15:02