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Transverse diffusion (flip-flop) is the movement of _____________

(a) cholesterol molecule

(b) amino acid

(c) protein

(d) phospholipid

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Right answer is (d) phospholipid

Explanation: In case of a membrane phospholipid, two types of movements are possible: lateral shift i. e. movement from one place in the bilayer membrane to the other within the same leaflet; and transverse diffusion is movement of the phospholipid from one side of the membrane to the other, which is a relatively long process.

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