Q. 14.3( 6 Votes )

Name the molecules which contribute to the flexibility exhibited by the plasma membrane.

Answer :

Lipids and proteins contribute to the flexibility of the plasma membrane.

Lipids constitute of 40-80% of the plasma membrane and the remaining is filled with proteins.


The lipids help to give membranes their flexibility and the proteins maintain the cell’s chemical climate and assist in the transfer of molecules across the membrane.


The diagram of plasma membrane is given as:



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