The Biology of Lipids : Integrative and Comparative Perspectives


A unifying feature of lipids is relatively low solubility in aqueous media, yet lipids embody an immensely disparate set of molecules. It can be argued that lipids represent some of the most complex biological molecules. Classes of lipids include hydrocarbons, alcohols, fatty acids, waxes, glycerides, phospholipids, and glycolipids. There are also… (More)


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