How Does Temperature Affect the Cell Membrane?

According to Clinton Community College, temperature primarily affects the fluidity of a cell membrane, with temperatures that are too low causing it to solidify and temperatures that are too high causing it to become more fluid or even break up. Cell membranes at functional temperatures are relatively viscous liquid bubbles. Their structure is maintained by using a phospholipid bilayer and its inherent hydrophilic and hydrophobic qualities.

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