Biochemical Gallery

This section of the VBS Course discusses the main organic molecules found in living things and their structure.

This is a simulation of a phospholipid bilayer formed by the interaction of phospholipids and water. This type of structure is important in the formation of cell membranes. From RasMol's homepage at the University of Massachusetts(with permission)

Created 8/22/96;Revised 6/19/99 PGD

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  • Revised 6/15/99 PGD