Sample exam question-explanation please?

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Sample exam question-explanation please?

Post by Panopticon » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:23 am

Otters have special oil glands that help make their fur water repellant [sic]. The cells that make up the oil
gland are likely to have abundant

a. rough endoplasmic reticulum
b. smooth endoplasmic reticulum
c. spliceosomes
d. nucleoid regions
e. signal recognition particles

The correct answer is smooth ER, but why is this the case?

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Post by JackBean » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:47 am

look where are lipids synthesised

Cis or trans? That's what matters.

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