Acholeplasma laidlawii is a small bacterium

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Acholeplasma laidlawii is a small bacterium

Q1. Acholeplasma laidlawii is a small bacterium that cannot synthesize its own fatty acids and must therefore construct it plasma membrane from whatever fatty acids are acids available at the time.

If you give Acholesplasma cells access to a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, will they thrive at room temperature? Why?

Q2. If the ATP synthase molecules were randomly orientated so that about half faced the outside of the vesicle and half faced the inside, would you expect ATP to be synthesized? If the bacteriorhodopsin molecules were randomly oriented, would you expect ATP to be synthesized?

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