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  1. #1 Exceptions to lipid bilayer in cells 
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    Hi all, new to the forums, this is my first post.

    I was just having a discussion with my housemate about potential life on other planets, and life as a chemical reaction inevitable in certain conditions. We got to talking about the lipid bilayer, which I assumed was present in all cells, and how the micelle forms spontaneously in water. Even extremophiles have a lipid bilayer, however on the wikipedia website it states that "nearly all" living things have cells with a lipid bilyaer, i was wondering if anyone knew the exeptions to this?

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    Many extremophile organisms from the Archaea group have lipid monolayers. Have a look at the two membrane structures on the left of the diagram below:



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