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What does it mean when the plasma membrane is selectively permeable?

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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

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

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

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