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Describe fluid mosaic model and limitations of fluid mosaic model?

Describe fluid mosaic model and limitations of fluid mosaic model?

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Umakant biswal
5359 Points
4 years ago
@ ashu
1- the fluid mosaic model is frst described by singer and nicolsan in 1972 . 
2- acc to that cell membrane is consists of lipid billayer , with a polar head  in outer side , and the hydrophillic tails towards the inner side , so, the non polar tails is protected from acqueous enviornment . 
3- protein and carbohydrate are also present in the membrane . 
3- membrane protein can be integral or peripheral . 
4- it shows the quasi fluid nature of lipids , and enable lateral enviornment of protein with billayer . 
5- fluidity is the measure of ability of the membrane , to allow movement within itself . 
6- fluid nature of membrane is imp for cell division . 
LIMITATION 
1- as its a fluid , its not staying in one place , its moving , so, in that case the model fails . 
2- everything in this model is explained as static, which is not at all possible in all cases . 
HOPE IT CLEARS YOUR DOUBT 
ALL THE BEST ..

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