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Why is the plasma membrane selectively permeable?

The plasma membrane is selectively permeable because it needs to allow certain things in and certain things out. The plasma membrane is a selectively permeable membrane as i

What does it mean when you say plasma membrane is permeable?

  It means that the plasma membrane lets water through it.   A plasma membrane is actually semipermeable, which means that certain molecules can pass through it by diff

Why is the plasma membrane called a selectively permeable membrane?

The Plasma Membrane is a selectively permeable membrane as it only allows entry and exit of some selected molecules into and out of the Cells. It also prevents movement of s

Why is it important that the plasma membrane is selectively permeable?

It permits to enter different important ingredients and different types of salts to cytoplasm which is important to cell growth, function and metabolism but don't allow to tra

Why is the plasma membrane called selectively permeable?

Let trans-membrane transport of molecules be either passive, or facilitated, or active: the plasma [bi-lipid layer] membrane has the power to exclude molecules It selects from

What is meant by the cell plasma membrane being selectively permeable?

When a cell's membrane is permeable, it means that only certain proteins and other molecules can go in and out of the porous membrane, through protein pumps and other pathways

Why is plasma membrane called a selectively permeable membrane?

It is because of the make up of the membrane. Most of the bilayeris hydrophobic; therefore water or water-soluble molecules do notpass through easily. Other do pass through ea