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HYDROPHOBIC EFFECT

The tendency for the nonpolar portions of a group of lipid molecules to clump together with one other and exclude water and another polar molecules. The polar portions of the lipid molecules end up facing out. The hydrophobic effect is primarily responsible for the construction of lipid bilayers.
isopotential   isoprecipitin   isoprenaline hydrochloride   isoprenaline sulfate   isoprene   isoprene rule   isoprene synthase   isoprenoids   (0)
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