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The fluid mosaic model

The fluid mosaic model describes some of the properties of the cell membrane.

Fluidity: The components of the membrane are able to flow around the membrane, while maintaining the membrane structure. Their position is not static.

Mosaic: Like a mosaic, different components fit together to complete the membrane.

Scattered among the phospholipid bilayer are cholesterols and various proteins.
Scattered among the phospholipid bilayer are cholesterols and various proteins.