The role of alterations in membrane lipid composition in enabling physiological adaptation of organisms to their physical environment.

@article{Hazel1990TheRO,
  title={The role of alterations in membrane lipid composition in enabling physiological adaptation of organisms to their physical environment.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Hazel and E. Eugene Williams},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  year={1990},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={167-227}
}
It is clear from the literature reviewed that modifications in membrane lipid composition play a major role in the adaptation of diverse organisms to specific environments and physiological circumstances. Acyl chain and molecular species restructuring in phospholipids are the most ubiquitous adaptations to environmental insult, being implicated in membrane adjustments to temperature, pressure, water activity, pH and salinity. In contrast, other adaptations (e.g. modulation of anionic… CONTINUE READING
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