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An Analogy For Bio-diesel

a: Lipid ~
b: a three-legged octopus

What: "Basically, they're all lipids, and a lipid is like a three-legged octopus. So we take that lipid, that oil, we add a little alcohol in the catalyst, and we cut its head off. The head floats down to the bottom- that's the by-product, glycerol- and the legs, once they're tested and everything has happened properly- then that's bio-diesel."

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Writer: Greenopolis TV
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Date: May 9 2013 8:05 PM


The Fluid Mosaic Membrane Model

a: A lipid ~
b: the water of a lake for protein boats

What: "Lipids are like the water of a lake in which proteins "float." This general design is called the fluid mosaic model."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 9 2013 8:14 PM



a: lipid bilayer ~
b: a sandwich

What:

"A lipid bilayer is like a sandwich, one layer of bread on top and one on the bottom, with greasy mayonnaise in between."


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Writer: David H. Nguyen
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Date: Sep 12 2015 4:04 PM



a: lipid bilayer ~
b: soap bubble

What:

"Water forms hydrogen bonds with individual phospholipid molecule. As a result, individual lipid molecules are free to move about within the membrane, so the lipid bilayer is like the "shell" of a soap bubble."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Sep 12 2015 4:06 PM



a: lipid bilayer ~
b: oil

What:

"Because the lipid bilayer is like an oil, the cell utilizes all sorts of other proteins and macromolecules."


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Writer: James Bindrup
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Date: Sep 12 2015 4:11 PM



a: lipid bilayer ~
b: dense forest of protein complexes


a: phospholipid bilayer ~
b: two slices of bread with peanut butter

What:

See the link for a few more details


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Writer: Kathy Watkins
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Date: Feb 20 2014 3:50 PM


Many Barriers

a: Phospholipid bilayer ~
b: weridness of tumblr

What:

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Writer: Peter Vidani
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 20 2014 3:53 PM



a: hydrophillic surface of a lipid bilayer ~
b: the surface of a pond

What:

The commonalities are the fluidity of the watery surfaces. If you put a small boat on the surface of pond, it will float and slowly move around. The media in which it is sitting is fluid. The frozen surface of a pond is solid. If a small boat were place on top it would just sit there, motionless.


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Writer: Lucretia
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 20 2014 3:57 PM



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