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Effect of Ethanol on the permeability of beetroot cell membranes

Asked by monkeydust | Feb 20, 2007 | AS Level > Biology > Coursework
monkeydust
monkeydust asks:

How does ethanol increasing the permeanbility of the beetroom cell membranes. I know its highly soluble and so can easily pass through but I don't know how it damages the cell wall?

etutor answers:
Etahnol would dissolve the lipids in the membrane, thus effectively destroying it and allowing substances to pass through it that normally would not.

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monkeydust
monkeydust

Oh I see, do you know of any websites or books which I can read more about this as I need to write a detailed account of what happens scientifically.

responded Feb 21, 2007 8:40:03 AM GMT
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