How does temperature affect cell membrane?

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Dec 16, 2015

Answer:

Both higher and lower temperature affect the ability of the cell membrane to control what gets in and out of the cell.

Explanation:

In high temperature the cell membrane becomes more fluid.This gives a bigger chance for some materials to get in or out through the spaces made between the phospholipid molecules as a result of this increased fluidity.
The low temperature decreases the movement of the phospholipid molecules and this leads to the formation of cracks between them. These cracks make a higher chance for certain materials to get in or out as well.