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Animation: Space-Filling Model of a Phospholipid

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In this rotating space-filling model of a phospholipid, the phosphorus atom is purple, oxygen atoms are red, the nitrogen atom near the top is blue, carbon atoms are green, and hydrogen atoms are gray. This particular phospholipid is a phosphatidylcholine. The choline group at the top, containing a nitrogen atom, is attached to a phosphate group, which is attached to glycerol. Two hydrophobic fatty acid tails are also attached to glycerol. Credit: Jeff Hardin, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rendering created using PyMol.
In this rotating space-filling model of a phospholipid, the phosphorus atom is purple, oxygen atoms are red, the nitrogen atom near the top is blue, carbon atoms are green, and hydrogen atoms are gray. This particular phospholipid is a phosphatidylcholine. The choline group at the top, containing a nitrogen atom, is attached to a phosphate group, which is attached to glycerol. Two hydrophobic fatty acid tails are also attached to glycerol. Credit: Jeff Hardin, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rendering created using PyMol.