Monthly Archives: October 2010

Origins of eukaryotic cells – membrane lipids

The cell membrane is a fundamental and defining feature of cells.  The realization that the 3 domains of life: Bacteria, Archaea and Eukarya, have distinct membrane lipid compositions poses challenges and offers hints to reconstructing the evolutionary history of life … Continue reading

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Biomolecules

What should students in introductory biology courses know about the universal constituents of cells? This is an initial attempt to explore whether we can reach consensus on the core learning goals on biological molecules and macromolecules, roughly corresponding to Chapter … Continue reading

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