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which of the following are correct? I first thought that b) c) and d) are the correct choices, but I am not sure.

If anyone could help with these questions, I will greatly appreaciate it!

a) a plant that produces more monounsaturated fatty acids than polyunsaturated fatty acids in its membranes in winter has an increased resistance to freeze damage.

b) cell membranes in reindeer legs (near the hooves) are kept flexible because they have a large number of saturated fatty acids.

c) cell membranes in cold-tolerant winter wheat plants have a higer ratio of unsaturated fatty acids to saturated fatty acids than do cold-intolerant wheat variaties.

d) yeast cells that produce more unsaturated fatty acids than saturated fatty acids in response to cold have greater cold tolerance.


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Default Re: saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

Hello according to me b,c are correct. To solve these kind of problems you need to practice a lot and clear with concepts.
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Default Re: saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

Hi,
The previous answer was incorrect. The correct answer is C and D.
I know because I am doing my Hw right now and using the last previous answer got my points deducted =(
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Default Re: saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

I believe c and D are correct as well
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i think b and c is correct
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I reckon B and C are correct
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Default Re: saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

A higher ratio of unsaturated fatty acids means lower melting point of membrane, which means a greater cold tolerance.
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