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Solution: Why are membranes referred to as Fluid Mosaics? What does this mean at a molecular level?

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Why are membranes referred to as Fluid Mosaics? What does this mean at a molecular level?

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Fluid Mosaic is the term used to describe the structure and function of the cell membrane. Cell membrane contains different molecules arranged in a mosaic like pattern. These molecules in the membrane constantly moves in two dimensions in a fluid like fashion. These are the reason for which membranes are referred to as fluid mosaics. 

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