membrane terminology

Jonathan M. Greenberg jongreen at BLUEMARBLE.NET
Mon Nov 10 11:23:58 EST 1997


I agree. "Unit membrane" to me just means any lipid bilayer membrane.

Jon Greenberg

>In article <199711100913.JAA24545 at pansy.csv.warwick.ac.uk>,
>Barry.Meatyard at WARWICK.AC.UK (Barry Meatyard) wrote:
>
>> Dear Plant-edders
>> 
>> As a result of a discussion with a group of students I thought I would tap
>> into the corporate wisdom of this group.
>> 
>> The question relates to the use of the term 'plasma membrane'. Basically it
>> is this:
>> 
>> Should the term plasma membrane be used solely for the membrane that bounds
>> the cell (ie the cell membrane), or are all membranes in cells 'plasma
>> membranes'?
>> 
>
>All of the texts I've ever looked at reserve plasma membrane for the
>membrane that surronds the cells -- not for internal membranes.
>
>My 2 electrons,
>
>Brian
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