Liquid crystals and the living cell

Seddon, John; Templer, Richard
May 1991
New Scientist;5/18/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1769, p45
Discusses the physics and chemistry of liquid crystals. Role of liquid crystals on life forms; Biological uses of liquid crystalline membranes; First recorded observations of the liquid crystalline phase; Cell membranes as liquid crystals; Liquid crystal structure of myelin; Characteristics of biological membranes; Complex structure of amphiphilic molecules; Surfactant that is a typical biological amphiphile.


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