Investigating Membranes

Zrelak, Yoshi; McCallister, Gary
September 2009
Science Teacher;Sep2009, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p41
Academic Journal
The article focuses on an approach to growing artificial membranes in the classroom and compares the similarities and differences between artificial membranes and cellular membranes. The process called intussusception is responsible for the formation of artificial membranes. Calcium and phosphate ions were used to grow artificial membranes. One of the defining characteristics of a membrane is selective permeability.


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